YouthBank Scotland

YouthBanks provide small grants to projects led by young people, to help benefit the community. A YouthBank is unique in that it is young people themselves who make decisions about how they’re managed and run as well as who gets the money.

YouthBank Scotland is not a grant maker itself but supports young people in local YouthBanks by providing accredited training, learning resources, opportunities to share good practice and regular policy and funding updates. Our Trustees are all young people aged between 16 and 30. 

YouthBank Scotland aims: 

We offer 3 SCQF accredited training courses:  

Download key information including YouthBank Golden Rules and Steps to YouthBank, as well as our helpful 'How To' guides to help when you get set up.

YouthBank Golden Rules
(PDF, 156 KB)
YouthBank Outcomes
(PDF, 172 KB)
Steps to YouthBank
(PDF, 149 KB)
'How To' Guide
(PDF, 377 KB)

“Children and young people often have fresh and unique perspectives on current issues as well as new ways of addressing them. By engaging with them, they have the opportunity to influence the Scotland that they live in today and in the future.”


Please contact to find out more information on how local YouthBanks operate, how to access training and how to go about setting up your own local YouthBank,