The Blagrave Trust will be opening a new funding stream early in 2022 for organisations supporting young people to influence the government policy and decision-making that affects them. There’ll be funding for a range of initiatives that establish accessible, fair structures for ensuring young people’s voices are heard and acted upon.
With the 2022 local elections six months away, Disability Wales has launched the Access to Elected Office Fund to assist people with disabilities who want to stand as candidates.
Financed by the Welsh Government, it aims to remove barriers into politics by helping with impairment-related costs. It’s open to those wishing to stand for their community or town council, as well as those interested in being elected to borough, city and county councils.
The Fund is open until 4 March, but Disability Wales are encouraging applicants to get in touch as soon as possible.
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