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
National Lottery Good Causes Portal
Search for funding programmes supporting good causes across the UK.
  • Status:  Open
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
Provides grants to small and medium sized local organisations in the UK with a demonstrable track record of success working to address local issues in communities of extreme urban deprivation and deprived rural districts. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
The National Lottery Heritage Fund
The National Lottery Heritage Fund has resumed accepting small and medium project funding applications and launched an interest free loans pilot.
  • Status:  Open
Carnegie Dunfermline Trust
Grants are given for projects and activities with social, community, educational, cultural, sporting and recreational purposes that benefit particularly young people within the Dunfermline area.
  • Status:  Open
New Park Educational Trust
The Trust gives grants to individuals and organisations in order to help promote the education and development of young people in north east Fife.
  • Status:  Open
Charities can apply for free mobile connectivity to help and eradicate tackle digital exclusion.
  • Status:  Open
The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland: Young Start Fund
Young Start aims to create opportunities for children and young people aged eight to 24 across Scotland to help them realise their potential.
  • Status:  Open
Clothworkers' Foundation
The Clothworkers’ Foundation improves the lives of people and communities – particularly those facing disadvantage and marginalisation – through grant making. . No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
Charity Digital Exchange
The Charity Digital Exchange offers donated technology products from partners such as Microsoft, Symantec and Cisco to eligible UK-registered charities. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
Variety Youth Club Grants
Supports youth clubs and supplies them with essential equipment through part-funding. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
The Outward Bound Trust Adventure Fund
The Outward Bound Adventure Fund provides funding for an Outward Bound summer of adventure.
  • Status:  Open
Community Vehicle Grants
Capital funding for a vehicle to support the work of charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £2 million. Apply any time – no set closing date.
  • Status:  Open