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Youth Work Grants & Funding

Looking for funding to support your youth work project? We can help.

This funding directory has hundreds of charity grants and youth work funds for practitioners, youth clubs, voluntary organisations, community projects and more.

You’ll find information on everything from small local grants for individual practitioners to national funding schemes for large-scale projects. You’ll also find information and guidance on our national funding partnerships here, including the National Voluntary Youth Organisation Support Fund.

We also run a number of National Grants Programmes, designed with and for the youth work sector in Scotland, distributing over £1m each year to youth work organisations across the country. You can contact us if you have any questions about our funding programmes.


Funding Source
Type of Cost
Funding Status
Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust
Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust This Trust awards grants that give disadvantaged young people the opportunity to develop an interest in outdoor activities. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
Dewar Arts Awards
The Dewar Arts Awards support talented young artists in Scotland, who do not have the financial means to pursue their ambitions.
  • Status:  Open
Pounds for Purpose
Pounds for Purpose offers £500 awards for project costs to young people in Scotland aged 16 to 26 who have an idea to make a positive difference to their community or the environment.
  • Status:  Open
The Robertson Trust
The Trust is focusing its funding on those who are helping communities affected by poverty and trauma with a focus on early intervention, support capacity, skills and capability.
  • Status:  Open
Rozelle Trust
The Rozelle Trust aims to help charities who activities are primarily based in Scotland, or overseas in developing countries. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
ILF Scotland Transition Fund
This Fund provides money for up to one year, to support young people aged between 16 and 25 who are living with disabilities to improve their lives. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
Funding Scotland
Find funding for charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations using this online directory.
  • Status:  Open
Improving Lives
The Improving Lives programme provides grants for charities, not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises to help people when other sources of support have failed. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
BBC Children in Need Core Costs
Supports the essential organisational and administrative spending of charities and not-for-profit organisations that work with children and young people. No deadline for applications.
  • Status:  Open
Investing in Enterprise Fund
This Fund creates significant social investment opportunities and support for Scotland's third sector. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
Wooden Spoon Charity
Wooden Spoon Charity provides grants to organisations and charities in the UK to run projects that benefit children and young people under 25. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme
Programme supporting children and young people living with severe poverty as well as additional pressures such as domestic violence, disability or poor health in the family.
  • Status:  Open