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 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, Recurring
Corra Foundation
A Scottish grant-making charity that is about strengthening and amplifying people’s voices and their power to make change.
  • Status:  Open
Allander Youth Activities Charitable Trust (Scotland only)
Grants in support of activities which advance the education and training of young people by providing financial support, at a local level, to charitable voluntary organisations.
  • Status:  Open, Recurring
Bank of Scotland Foundation
Bank of Scotland Foundation receives an annual donation from Lloyds Banking Group as part of the Group's commitment to Helping Scotland Prosper. These funds are distributed to charities across Scotland through their grants programmes and a matched giving programme for Lloyds Banking Group employees in Scotland.
  • Status:  Open
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Funding for projects in the UK that help individuals overcome disadvantage, social exclusion and lack of opportunity and so realise their full potential. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
Aviva Community Fund
The Aviva Community Fund helps local causes and projects – with funding, but also with access to tools and resources, like volunteering and professional coaching. It aims to help communities build the kind of long-term, sustainable projects that they need. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund
Supports organisations whose main purpose is working with and for young people (aged 14-25) who face complex transitions to adulthood. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
Ponton House Trust
Welcomes applications from locally-based charities focused on delivering activities in the Edinburgh and Lothian area that help vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people, and where a grant from the Trust will make a significant difference. Next Deadline to apply is 10th July 2024 
  • Status:  Open, Recurring
The Dulverton Trust
An independent grant-making charity supporting UK charities tackling a range of social issues, protecting the natural world, and preserving heritage crafts. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
What’s Your Big Idea?!
This fund specifically supports young people (aged 12-25) turn their ideas into reality. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open, Recurring
The Percy Bilton Charity
Charities assisting disadvantaged youth, people with disabilities, people with mental health problems and older people may apply for grants towards furnishings and equipment (excluding office items), building or refurbishment projects. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
The William Syson Foundation
Promotes, develops and ensures the practice and enjoyment of the arts, including the visual and performing arts, literature and heritage and works to support the arts sector. The open window periods for Small Grants Fund Rounds in 2024 are: September 23rd to October 4th
  • Status:  Open, Recurring