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
Asda Foundation
Supports grassroots organisations in making a real impact, and supports local communities in emergencies, reacting quickly to help people in the immediate hours following a disaster. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
Scotmid Community Grants Scheme
Applications are welcome from local communities, self-help or voluntary groups and charities (including local branches of national charities) or individuals acting for the benefit of the local community. No deadlines for applications.
  • 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
This Trust develops sustainable, high quality programmes that include everyone who wants to learn. They provide cash grants usually on a match-funded basis, and work closely with schools, communities and councils to design successful programmes that attract high numbers of pupils and that give them enriching experiences.
  • Status:  Open
Leathersellers' Company Small Grants Programme
UK charities that support vulnerable people in high deprivation areas and have an annual income under £200,000 can apply for one-off grants up to a maximum of £5,000.
  • Status:  Closed, Recurring
The Archer Trust
A UK Christian charitable grant-making trust which supports small UK charities for whom a grant of between £250 and £3,000 will make a big difference. Trustees normally meet in March and September.
  • Status:  Open
BBC Children in Need Project Costs Stream
This funding stream supports charities and not-for-profit organisations working with children and young people to deliver a specific piece of work. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
Leslie Sell Charitable Trust
The Scouting and Guiding movement can receive small grants to help with the cost of making repairs, or purchasing sundry items of equipment. It also assists groups and individuals to make trips.
  • Status:  Open
Awards for Young Musicians
Awards for Young Musicians supports outstanding young instrumentalists making music in any genre. No deadline for applications.
  • Status:  Open
Birkdale Trust for Hearing Impaired
This charity exists to provide financial support to children and young people who have a hearing impairment and to organisations who provide help to them. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
Stand Up to Sectarianism Small Grants Scheme
The Stand Up to Sectarianism Small Grants Scheme makes up to £500 available to community-based youth groups to tackle local experiences of sectarianism.
  • Status:  Open
Strengthening Communities
This grant programme aims to support small charitable organisations that work at grassroots level in the most deprived and disadvantaged areas of the UK. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open