Funding

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.

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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
Cornerstone House - Community Solutions Grants
These grants aim to improve and maintain health and wellbeing, strengthen social connection and support and reduce isolation and loneliness amongst adults, carers and children, young people and families in North Lanarkshire. Deadline: 31st March.
  • Status:  Closed
  • Closing date:  31 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
People’s Postcode Trust
Good causes can apply for unrestricted grants between £500 and £25,000. There are 3 funding rounds in 2024, each open for 7 days. Next deadline: 1st July.
  • Status:  Open, Recurring
  • Closing date:  1 April, 2024
Volant Charitable Trust
The Volant Trust was set up by author J.K. Rowling in 2000 as a grant making trust to help fund charitable causes in Scotland, with an emphasis on women and children’s issues. Enquiry applications must be submitted by 12th April 2024.
  • Status:  Closed
  • Closing date:  12 April, 2024
The Ethnic Minority Development Fund
Organisations can apply for between £500-£15,000 for their project idea which aims to bring ethnic minority people together and build strong relationships across communities and improve places/spaces that matter to ethnic minority communities.
  • Status:  Closed
  • Closing date:  15 April, 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
Hedley Foundation
Hedley Foundation
The Hedley Foundation's main objective is young people - their education, recreation, support, training, health and welfare. Deadline: 24 April 2024.
  • Status:  Open, Recurring
  • Closing date:  24 April, 2024
Souter Charitable Trust
The Trust supports projects directed at the relief of all aspects of human suffering in the UK and overseas with a particular but not exclusive Christian emphasis and ethos. Next Deadline 25th April 2024
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  25 April, 2024
Shackleton Foundation
Shackleton Foundation
Supporting social leaders, entrepreneurs and early-stage social enterprises who work to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people.
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  29 April, 2024
The Thomas Wall Trust
The Thomas Wall Trust
Awarding grants to support individuals to undertake education and training, and charities to equip people with necessary skills to secure employment.
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  29 April, 2024
The Gannochy Trust
The Gannochy Trust is an independent grant-making charitable trust which supports registered charities in Scotland (Perth and Kinross in particular). Deadline: 20 October
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  3 May, 2024