Looking for funding to support your youth work project? We can help.

This funding directory has hundreds of opportunities for youth groups, voluntary organisations and community projects.

You’ll find information on everything from small local grants to national funding schemes. You’ll also find information and guidance on our national funding partnerships here, including the National Voluntary Youth Organisation Support Fund.


Funding Source
Type of Cost
Funding Status
Corra Foundation Strategy 2020 – 2030
The Corra Foundation distributes funds to recognised charities in Scotland which focus on improving the quality of life for disadvantaged people.
  • Status:  Open
Allander Youth Activities Charitable Trust (Scotland only)
The Trust aims to support voluntary organisations in Scotland promoting the education and training of young people at a local level.
  • Status:  Open, Recurring
Creative Scotland Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development
This fund aims to enable organisations to explore ways of working that will help them to adapt and respond to the current changing circumstances. No deadlines for applications.
  • Status:  Open
The Cross Trust
This charity gives grants to young Scots in financial need. Awards are made to individuals or organisations in Scotland. Qualifying individuals must be under 30 and of Scottish birth or parentage.
  • Status:  Open
Dewar Arts Awards
The Dewar Arts Awards support talented young artists in Scotland, who do not have the financial means to pursue their ambitions.
  • Status:  Open
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: 18 April 2023.
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  18 April, 2023
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:  19 May, 2023
Leathersellers' Company Main Grants Programme
Leathersellers' Company Main Grants Programme
  • Status:  Closed
  • Closing date:  19 May, 2023
Creative Breaks
The Creative Breaks programme provides 12 month grants to 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. 
  • Status:  Closed
  • Closing date:  25 May, 2023
UK-German Connection
UK-German Connection offers three grants which support joint activities and visits between schools, FE colleges and youth groups in the UK and Germany.
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  31 May, 2023
Youth Arts Open Fund
The Youth Arts Open Fund is part of Creative Scotland’s wider support for children and young people and is administered by YouthLink Scotland (the national agency for youth work in Scotland). The purpose of the Youth Arts Open Fund is to support freelance artists or organisations seeking small amounts of funding so that they can deliver arts activity for children and young people – primarily those who have traditionally found it hardest to access such opportunities.
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  5 June, 2023
FCC Scottish Action Fund
The FCC Communities Foundation provides funding for community, heritage, and environmental projects in areas around eligible waste management sites in Scotland. Deadline: 7 June 2023.
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  7 June, 2023