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

This funding directory has hundreds of opportunities for youth groups, voluntary organisations and community projects.

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


Funding Source
Type of Cost
Funding Status
The Dulverton Trust
The Trust supports charities to intervene in different aspects of youth disadvantage such as homelessness, character building, mentoring and employability skills.
  • Status:  Open
Dr Guthrie’s Association (Scotland) SCIO
Funding is available for not-for-profit organisations that support economically and socially disadvantaged children and young people in Scotland.
  • Status:  Open
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Funding the charitable activities of organisations that have the ideas and ability to achieve change for the better. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
Forces Children Scotland – Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity
Operates a Grants Programme which provides grants to individuals from Armed Forces families to support their education and well-being.
  • Status:  Open
Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme
One year grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available towards core costs, equipment or project funding for small charities. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open, Recurring
Funding Scotland
Find funding for charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations using this online directory.
  • 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
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
Scotmid Community Grants Scheme
Scotmid's Community Grants help deserving causes across Scotland. They support hundreds of projects which have touched the lives of people living in the communities they serve.
  • Status:  Open
Scottish International Education Trust
Supporting individuals that contribute to the cultural, social or economic wellbeing of Scotland or improve the Scottish environment. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
Scottish Schools Pipe and Drums Trust - Open Grant Fund
Trust supports piping and drumming and pipe bands in state schools.  The Trust funds tuition and related costs on a matched basis, and offers guidance.
  • Status:  Open
Scottish Welfare Fund
The Scottish Welfare Fund helps families and people in Scotland who are on low incomes through Crisis Grants and Community Care Grants.
  • Status:  Open