In 2012 the Jack Petchey Foundation invested £15,000 to relaunch vInspired Cashpoint.
vInspired Cashpoint is a programme offering grants of up to £500, to give young people the opportunity to bring their ideas for social action projects to life.
This is a programme which supports and celebrates the efforts of young people volunteering in their community.
As the strap line simply puts it : ‘your ideas. your time. our cash’!
V is a leading national youth engagement charity which enables young people to improve their skills and employability through doing something positive for the causes and communities that matter to them. Over the last 5 years they have created 1,000,000 youth volunteering opportunities.
This programme was exceptionally exciting as, through partnership, it created a sustainable youth fund open to any young person with a good idea about how they could improve their local community.
This programme complements the Jack Petchey Foundation’s internally run Individual Grants for Volunteers