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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
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 Clothworker’s Foundation provides Main and Small grants to registered charities in the UK whose work supports disadvantaged young people. 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:  Closed
Community Vehicle Grants
Funding of £1,000 to £10,000 towards the costs of the purchase or upgrade of a vehicle used by your charity. Apply any time – no set closing date.
  • Status:  Open
The Outward Bound Annington Challenge
Initiative that offers young people from military families the chance to experience their very own Outward Bound summer camp adventure at one of Outward Bound's locations.
  • Status:  Closed
Corra Foundation Strategy 2020 – 2030
The Corra Foundation distributes funds to recognised charities in Scotland which focus on improving the quality of life for disadvantaged people.
  • Status:  Open