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
Riada Trust
Funding available for the prevention or relief of poverty; the advancement of education; the advancement of health; the advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science; the advancement of public participation in sport; the relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage.
  • Status:  Open
Cruden Foundation
A private charitable funder for charities operating and benefitting people living in Scotland. As part of their wider social commitment the Cruden Foundation believes in re-investing for all of our futures. The Board meets three times a year (normally November, February and June).
  • Status:  Open
The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund
Grants up to £80,000 over two years are available for established community and voluntary organisations run by and for young women and girls. Funding is to support young women and girls who have been in the criminal justice system or who are at high risk of entering it. Apply before 27th May.
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  27 May, 2023
Sir Arnold Clark Summer Fund
Arnold Clark and Cash for Kids are teaming up to give local children living in poverty across Glasgow and the West of Scotland a life-enhancing and memorable experience during the summer holidays.
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  31 May, 2023
Trefoil - Personal Development Grants
Trefoil offers personal development grants to foster the independence, confidence, and assertiveness of young people under the age of 25 with special needs. Deadline: 9 February 2024
  • Status:  Closed
  • Closing date:  9 February, 2024
Scottish Children’s Lottery Trust
The Scottish Children's Lottery Trust funds organisations supporting the most vulnerable children and young people who are at a high risk of being negatively impacted by poverty.
  • Status:  Closed
  • Closing date:  15 March, 2024
The Way Forward for Families Partnership
The Way Forward for Families Partnership funding programme opens following a review and re-design of the Partnership Drugs Initiative. This fund is delivered in partnership with Corra Foundation and Scottish Government. It will continue to focus on improving the lives and outcomes for children, young people and families in Scotland who are affected by drugs and alcohol.
  • Status:  Closed
  • Closing date:  26 March, 2024
Funded Cyber Essentials Programme
This scheme aims to provide vulnerable organisations with help to implement baseline security controls to prevent the most common types of cyber attack.
  • Status:  Closed
  • Closing date:  31 March, 2024
The Edinburgh and Lothian Trust Fund SCIO Grants for Voluntary Organisations
The Edinburgh and Lothian Trust Fund provides grants to charitable status voluntary organisations that provide social welfare in the Edinburgh and Lothian area. Deadline: 16th April 2024
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  16 April, 2024
The Alec Dickson Trust
The Alec Dickson Trust
The Trust supports young people who are able to demonstrate that through volunteering or community service they can enhance the lives of others, particularly those most marginalised by society. They especially welcome the opportunity to support innovative projects. Deadline to Apply is the 14th of May
  • Status:  Closed
  • Closing date:  14 May, 2024
European Youth Foundation
Provides financial and educational support for young people and European youth activities, that promote the organisation's fundamental values. Deadlines for 2024 are: 15th January and 15th May.
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  15 May, 2024
St Andrews Community Trust
The Trust allocates funds to clubs, charitable organisations and good causes in and around St Andrews. Deadline: Now closed for Application until January 2024
  • Status:  Recurring
  • Closing date:  16 May, 2024