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
Mary Janet King Fund
This fund supports community groups working with young people in arts and music through grants of up to £5,000. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
McInvest Community Grant Awards
McIntosh of Strathmore are proud to invest and support local community groups through their grant awards scheme McInvest. There are no deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
Garfield Weston Foundation
Supports a wide range of charities that make a positive difference, working in different sectors in the UK. These include welfare, youth, community, environment, education, health, arts, heritage and faith. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
Google Grants
Free advertising on Google AdWords for charities seeking to inform and engage people online. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
Morrisons Foundation
Supports registered charities that make a positive difference in local communities across England, Scotland and Wales. Morrisons award grants for charity projects and match fund the money that Morrisons colleagues raise for their chosen charities. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
The Gordon & Ena Baxter Foundation
Supports a wide range of causes across the North of Scotland. The Foundation was founded to “spread a little fertiliser” in local communities, and that means supporting good causes across a broad range of themes and activity.
  • Status:  Open
Community Grants Fund
This Fund, provided by The City of Edinburgh Council, awards grants of up to £5,000 to voluntary and community groups to encourage small scale activity that benefits local communities. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
The Stevenston Charitable Trust
Established in 2000 with the particular aim of supporting the arts, and particularly the art of music, in the Lothians and Borders regions of Scotland.
  • Status:  Open, Recurring
The National Lottery Community Fund - Awards for All
A quick way to apply for funding between £300 and £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities.
  • Status:  Open
The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland: Community Led
Through community-led funding the National Lottery aim to support communities to improve the places in which they live and the wellbeing of those most in need.
  • Status:  Open
The National Lottery Community Fund - (Scotland) - Improving Lives
Grants from £10,000 to £200,000 to support young people, children and families currently facing challenging circumstances. Next Deadline is: Midday on 21 August 2024
  • Status:  Open, Recurring
Funding is available for organisations and individuals resident in Scotland who are dedicated to strengthening youth music in Scotland.
  • Status:  Open, Recurring