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 Prince's Trust Development Awards
Young people aged 16-30 can apply for funding to cover the cost of course fees, tools or equipment to help them achieve their goals.
  • Status:  Open
Queens Cross Community Chest
Grants of up to £150 are available to children and young people up to the age of 25 in the Queens Cross Housing Association area to fund various activities.
  • Status:  Open
The Holywood Trust
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, Recurring
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
Forces Children Scotland – Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity
Operates a Grants Programme which provides grants to individuals from Armed Forces families to support their education and well-being.
  • Status:  Closed
The Rayne Foundation
Grants for charitable and not-for-profit organisations across the UK that work in the fields of arts, health and wellbeing, education and social issues. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme
One year grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available towards core costs, equipment or project funding for small charities. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open, Recurring
Gambling Education & Prevention
Groups of young people aged 12 – 25 in youth groups across Scotland have can apply for up to £500 to turn their ideas into action and create their own gambling education project.
  • Status:  Open
Culture and Business Scotland
The C&BS Fund enables culture and business organisations to come together and build effective, sustainable partnerships, bringing creative projects – large and small – vividly to life.
  • Status:  Open
Volunteering Matters - Action Earth Awards
In 2023, Volunteering Matters Action Earth will be offering grants to help urban communities to respond to our nature and climate crises. Projects must be completed by January 31st 2025.
  • Status:  Open, Recurring
Tesco Stronger Starts Grants
Every three months, three local good causes are selected to be in the blue token customer vote in Tesco stores throughout the UK. Open to all schools, registered charities and not-for-profit organisations, with priority given to projects that provide food and support to young people. It provides grants of up to £1,500 to local projects from across the whole of Scotland. 
  • Status:  Open
Women in Forestry Practical Training Fund
The Women in Forestry Practical Training Fund has been established to support the personal development of women (over 16 years old), providing them with additional skills to progress their careers and employment opportunities in forestry beyond their current role.
  • Status:  Open