Youthworkwales offers £500 bursary

Youthworkwales, the resource base for youth workers in Wales, is offering a £500 bursary for an individual in Wales to write a 1000-1500 word ‘think piece’ article.

The article must explore the contribution youth work can make to the Welsh Government policy agendas of Successful Futures (Donaldson Report) and the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act.

Proposals are invited in the first instance using the pro forma. This must include a 300-word proposal outlining the structure and content of the article. The pro forma should be returned by Tuesday 3 May 2016 by email to info@youthworkwales.org.uk

The proposals will be assessed by the editorial team of Youthworkwales. The successful applicant will be invited to draft the article.

Youthworkwales is funded through a partnership between the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and the YMCA Wales Community College.

Criteria for article:

  1. Article must be 1000 words minimum, 1500 words maximum, written in an academic but readable style (using the Harvard referencing system);
  2. A bibliography must be included but this should be in addition to the 1000-1500 word count;
  3. The article must focus on the contribution youth work can make to the Welsh Government policy agendas of Successful Futures and the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act, particularly:
    • the active participation of the wider community in young people’s learning (Successful Futures); and
    • how public bodies can think more about the long-term, work better with people and communities and each other, look to prevent problems and take a more joined-up approach (Wellbeing of Future Generations Act).
  4. The audience for the article will be youth workers, policy makers, other related professionals and youth work students;
  5. Final article must be submitted by 1 June 2016;
  6. Final article will be published during Youth Work Week, 23- 30 June 2016;
  7. Final article will be included on the Youthworkwales website and available publicly. The author will be credited;
  8. Support from the Youthworkwales editorial team will be available but the individual should be able to demonstrate a high level of autonomy.

Assessment criteria for proposals:

  1. Relevance of the proposal
  2. The extent to which it meets the brief
  3. Consistency with sound youth work principles and values
  4. Writing style