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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Creative Breaks Fund
Twelve-month grants for third sector organisations to develop and deliver short breaks projects and services for carers of adults (aged 21 years and over), and young carers (caring for children or adults), and the people that they care for. Deadline for applications: 23rd May 2024.
  • Status:  Closed, Recurring
  • Closing date:  23 May, 2024
Leathersellers' Company Main Grants Programme
Leathersellers' Company Main Grants Programme are now open to receive expressions of interest from charities with the core focus of preventing or tackling the occurrence of and/or reduce the likelihood of long-term negative consequences of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Deadline to submit expressions of interest: 11:59pm Friday 24 May 2024
  • Status:  Closed, Recurring
  • Closing date:  24 May, 2024
Asda Foundation - Empowering Local Communities Grant
Empowering Local Communities is an Asda Foundation grant for local groups aimed at supporting a broad range of activities which contribute towards transforming communities and improving lives, as well as funding to strengthen their volunteering.
  • Status:  Closed
  • Closing date:  24 May, 2024
Asda Foundation - U18 Better Starts Grant
U18 Better Starts is an Asda Foundation grant for local groups aimed at supporting a broad range of activities for children under the age of 18 which contribute towards transforming communities and improving children’s lives, as well as funding to strengthen their volunteering. Applications open: 25th March to 24th May 2024
  • Status:  Closed
  • Closing date:  24 May, 2024
Child Poverty Practice Accelerator Fund
Round 2 of the fund to test approaches to accelerate action to tackle child poverty
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  12 July, 2024
John Watson's Trust
The Trust awards educational grants to the benefit of those aged 21 or under who are in a situation of disadvantage and/or have additional support needs. The next deadline for applications is 26th July.
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  26 July, 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 July, 2024
The Woodward Charitable Trust
Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in antisocial behaviour are among the areas supported by this fund.
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  31 July, 2024
The Fore’s 2024 National Funding Round
The programme is offering unrestricted grants of up to £30,000 to help small charities and social enterprises develop, grow or become more sustainable.
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  31 July, 2024
Movement for Good Awards – Larger Grants
These awards are available to charities that are changing people’s lives for the better. Their larger grants are for exciting and innovative projects! The deadline for applications is Friday 2nd August.
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  2 August, 2024
The Awesome Foundation
The Awesome Foundation
Mini-grants are available under a special round of awards to local projects in Glasgow run by someone or groups of people aged 5 to 25. Deadline: 5 June 2024
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  7 August, 2024
The Meikle Foundation
The Meikle Foundation (previously the Martin Connell Charitable Trust) has supported a wide range of charitable activities including medical, youth, aged and cultural. The Trustees tend to support charities which are predominantly based in Scotland (with a particular interest in initiatives in Aberdeen and Fife).
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  15 August, 2024