Become a partner organisation

WANT TO BECOME A WELSH YOUTH PARLIAMENT PARTNER ORGANISATION?

The Senedd will be electing a Welsh Youth Parliament in 2021, made up of 60 Welsh Youth Parliament Members.

20 of the 60 Welsh Youth Parliament Members will be returned by partner organisations to ensure the representation of diverse groups of young people.

This is your opportunity to become an official Welsh Youth Parliament partner.

What does it involve?

WHAT DOES BECOMING A PARTNER INVOLVE?

By becoming an official Welsh Youth Parliament partner, you will:

  • Provide the young people that you work with an opportunity to become a Welsh Youth Parliament Member (WYPM)
  • Make the necessary arrangements to elect and return two young people who are eligible to become WYPM to the Welsh Youth Parliament. This process should be completed by the 22 of November 2021.

Help provide the young person(s) you return with opportunities to:

  • Work with the Welsh Youth Parliament, WYPMs, and other young people across Wales
  • Access a range of training, and develop skills and experiences that will benefit them in later life
  • Provide advice and guidance to the young person(s) you’ve returned to be a WYPM including preparation for events and meetings, including practical support and guidance to take part in online meetings of the Welsh Youth Parliament.
  • Help promote Welsh Youth Parliament activity including consultations and events on the subjects chosen by WYPM
  • Help ensure that the Welsh Youth Parliament is represented by diverse groups of young people
  • Attend meetings and events when needed
  • Support the WYPM you return to engage and involve other young people in their work
  • Provide advice to Senedd staff regarding the best ways to support specific needs of your WYPM
  • Make a commitment to be an official Welsh Youth Parliament partner for the duration of the two year term, even if the young person elected to the role no longer accesses the services of the partner organisation.

Timetable

Application timetable

The timetable for the application process is:

3 June 2021: Application process opens.

28 June 2021: Deadline for applications.

12 July 2021: Bidding organisations informed on result of application process following sift process. Agreement sent to successful organisations to complete.

22 July 2021: Official partner organisations for the second Welsh Youth Parliament term announced publicly.

Those organisations who are successful in their application to become an official Welsh Youth Parliament partner, will be expected to do so for one term lasting two years, and the selection process will start again at the beginning of each new term.

The announcement of all 60 successful Welsh Youth Parliament Members will take place in December 2021. The term will start January 2022 and end in December 2023.

Apply

APPLY TO BECOME A PARTNER ORGANISATION

Any organisation, of any size, from any part of Wales can apply to become a partner organisation.

Grab our application pack, check out the criteria and complete your application.


The closing date for applications is 12:00pm on the 28 June, 2021.


Further information

Organisations will still be considered even if they are unable to fulfil/evidence every single criteria listed.

The information applicants provide will be considered and weighed against other applicants.

Partner organisations will be chosen on the basis of providing the Senedd Commission the confidence that the 20 young people returned by official Welsh Youth Parliament partner organisations will be effectively supported, and be diverse in terms of their geography, age and background.

Further information about becoming a partner organisation and the application process is available in the Partner Organisation Application Pack.