Funding

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.

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The Fat Beehive Foundation
The Foundation provides small grants of up to £2,500 to other small UK charities for websites and digital products. Deadline: October 2024.
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  1 October, 2024
Volant Charitable Trust
In response to the current cost of living crisis, the Volant Charitable Trust is for the foreseeable future prioritising the focus of its awards on charities and organisations who are particularly addressing poverty and deprivation, helping to support vulnerable groups who are most affected, with an emphasis on women, children and young people. The deadline for applications is midnight on  Tuesday 1st October.
  • Status:  Closed
  • Closing date:  1 October, 2024
People’s Postcode Trust
Good causes can apply for unrestricted grants between £500 and £25,000. There are 3 funding rounds in 2024, each open for 7 days. Round 3: 24th September 9am to 1st October 12 noon.
  • Status:  Open, Recurring
  • Closing date:  1 October, 2024
Peter Harrison Foundation - Opportunities through sport and physical activity
Creating access to opportunities for sport and physical activity at a grassroots level that enable people across the UK who are physically, mentally, socially or economically disadvantaged to develop personal and life skills to fulfil their potential.
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  1 October, 2024
Hedley Foundation
Hedley Foundation
The Hedley Foundation's main objective is young people - their education, recreation, support, training, health and welfare. Deadline: 2 October 2024.
  • Status:  Open, Recurring
  • Closing date:  2 October, 2024
The Gannochy Trust
The Gannochy Trust is an independent grant-making charitable trust which supports registered charities in Scotland (Perth and Kinross in particular). Deadline: 4 October
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  4 October, 2024
The Novum Trust
Providing small short-term, one-off grants generally of between £500 and £2,500 to support distinctively new and Scottish projects in Christian action and research. Deadline: 15 October 2024
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  15 October, 2024
ArtRoots Small Grants for Community Led Projects on the National Cycle Network
A community fund for art projects along traffic-free National Cycle Network routes in Scotland. The deadline for applications is 15th October but preference will be given to applications submitted by 1st September 2024. 
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  15 October, 2024
Greene King IPA - Proud To Pitch In
The aim of this fund is to support sports focussed projects that positively impact their club and/or the local community, and would tangibly benefit from funding. The fund is particularly focussed on sports projects that have a long term impact.
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  1 November, 2024
Weavers Benevolent Fund
Funds are given to help disadvantaged young people, especially those at risk of offending, and to address problems faced by offenders, ex-offenders and their families. There is a preference for supporting smaller charities which provide direct services.
  • Status:  Open, Recurring
  • Closing date:  14 November, 2024
Youth Music NextGen Fund
This fund offers young creatives grants of up to £2,500 to make their ideas happen. Deadline for applications Deadline: 15 November 2024 Notification: February 2025
  • Status:  Open, Recurring
  • Closing date:  15 November, 2024
Bells Nautical Trust
The Trust funds maritime education in Leith or elsewhere in Scotland, especially recognised training, like Sea Cadets, Sea Scouts, Sail Training Associations and yacht and boat clubs. Grants will not be given to bodies whose finances are generally met from public monies, except in exceptional circumstances.
  • Status:  Open, Recurring
  • Closing date:  30 November, 2024