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Achievements

 

 IIV-&-CWVYS 2015
EYST achieves two quality assurance awards – the Investors in Volunteers Award and the CWVYS Quality Mark Award
2015
EYST 
win ‘Most Admired Organisation’ in the prestigious WCVA Third Sector Awards Cymru
Rocio-Cifuentes 2015
EYST Director shortlisted in Leading Wales Awards for Leadership in the Voluntary and Not for Profit Sector
 Getting-Together-Awards-(7) 2014
EYST awarded ‘Best Youth Group’ in the CWVYS Getting Together awards
 HOC 2014
Think Project Report launched in House of Commons, Westminster, London. EYST’s Big Lottery Funded Think Project hailed as ‘innovative and groundbreaking’ by academic report written by Professor Paul Thomas and Professor Ted Cantle. The project is also showcased during this year in events in Brussels, Stockholm, Huddersfield and London.
 Cardiff-conf 2013
EYST holds Wales Conference on Young People and Far Right Extremism in Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay. Over 100 people attended this event opened by Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty Jeff Cuthbert AM, and sponsored by Julie James, Assembly Member.
 Youth-bank 2012
Mixtup, EYST’s youth club for young people with mixed abilities wins Award from Swansea Youth Bank for Coolest Project Idea!
 UNA-exchange-2012 2012
EYST takes a group of young people to Germany as part of UNA Exchange International Volunteering Project
Rasa Mombeini (85) 2011
EYST awarded largest funding (to date!) from the Big Lottery People & Places Programme to deliver the My Space Project – to develop the EYST Drop In Centre into a multi-functional community resource centre serving and bringing together diverse sections of the community.
  2011
EYST wins Welsh Assembly Government’s Outstanding Youth Centre Project Award in the Wales Youth Work Awards 2011.
 
2010

EYST organises and holds first ever National BME Youth Conference in the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, to highlight issues affecting ethnic minority young people in Wales. Over 100 delegates attend from all over Wales, and conference is opened by Wales’ most senior police officer Chief Constable Peter Vaughan. …
  2009
EYST formally opens the Urban Youth Drop Centre in Swansea – a State of the Art Youth Drop In Centre with Gym, IT Suite, Pool Table, Table Tennis Mentoring Rooms, and much more. …
  2009
EYST expands its constitution to also serve young ethnic minority females….
  2009
EYST wins Best Community Safety Project and Overall Best Project in Swansea Lord Mayor’s Community Regeneration Awards 2009….
  2007
EYST goes head to head with the Scouts and wins Public Telephone Vote in Big Lottery Fund’s People’s Millions Competition to win £49,000 to refurbish and create a new Youth Drop In Centre – to meet its growing client numbers.
  2006
EYST ‘Highly Commended’ in Swansea Lord Mayor’s Community Regeneration Awards Outstanding Youth Contribution.
  2005
EYST is constituted by a group of ethnic minority young people in Swansea. EYST were awarded their first funding of £5,000 from Swansea Development Fund…. and grew from there.

 

 

 

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