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 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
Awards for Young Musicians
Awards for Young Musicians supports outstanding young instrumentalists making music in any genre. No deadline for applications.
  • Status:  Open
The Holywood Trust
Creating opportunities for young people in Dumfries and Galloway. The Trust helps them fulfil their potential in cultural, educational and social aspects of their lives.
  • Status:  Open
Culture and Business Scotland
Backing of up to £12,000 each will be open to as many creative organisations as possible. A fund that connects visionary culture organisations with business sponsorship opportunities will open for its seventh round of applications this month.    Managed by the charity Culture & Business Scotland and supported by the Scottish Government, the fund will provide backing of up to £12,000 each to as many creative organisations as possible ranging from grassroots initiatives to established cultural events.   
  • Status:  Open
Happy Days Children's Charity - Group day trips and activity
Supports groups who work with young people with additional support needs to go on a group day trip or activity holiday. Applications can be made at any time.
  • Status:  Open
Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) Open Fund
Aims to encourage people to change their behaviours to walk or cycle as part of their everyday short journeys. The fund will also encourage people to use sustainable travel choices for longer journeys.
  • Status:  Closed
ASDA Foundation
The ASDA Foundation supports a range of good causes around the UK. 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
Souter Charitable Trust
The Trust supports projects directed at the relief of all aspects of human suffering in the UK and overseas with a particular but not exclusive Christian emphasis and ethos.
  • 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
Investing in Enterprise Fund
This Fund creates significant social investment opportunities and support for Scotland's third sector. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
The St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation
Supporting projects that provide for under-25s in the UK who suffer from physical or mental health difficulties or conditions, or a life-threatening or degenerative illness. No deadlines.
  • Status:  Open