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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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
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: 5 June 2024.
  • Status:  Open, Recurring
  • Closing date:  5 June, 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:  5 June, 2024
Theatres Trust Small Grants Programme
This scheme provides grants of up to £5,000 for essential works to enable not-for-profit theatres across the UK to be viable and thrive in the future. Deadline: 12 noon on 7 June 2024 and 12 noon on Friday 17 January 2025
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  7 June, 2024
The Robertson Trust - Programme Award (Work Pathways)
The Robertson Trust is pleased to launch their latest Programme Award open call, with a focus on improving job quality to tackle in-work poverty in Scotland. The deadline for applications is 12pm on 7th June.
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  7 June, 2024
Future Routes Fund 2024 – For Young People, By Young People
Do you have a big idea to help young people connect with nature and take positive action for biodiversity and the climate? The Future Routes Fund is open for applications until 19th June.
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  19 June, 2024
Youth Music NextGen Fund
This fund offers young creatives grants of up to £2,500 to make their ideas happen. Deadline for applications is 28 June 2024. Notification: September 2024
  • Status:  Open, Recurring
  • Closing date:  28 June, 2024
The Fat Beehive Foundation
The Foundation provides small grants of up to £2,500 to other small UK charities for websites and digital products. Deadline: July 2024.
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  1 July, 2024
Music for All - Community Project Funding
Music for All - Community Project Funding
Music for All is dedicated to changing lives across the UK by improving access to music making. They are a passionate, focused and ambitious UK charity helping disadvantaged music makers experience the joys and far-reaching benefits of making music. Next Deadline is 1st of July 2024
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  1 July, 2024
Weavers Benevolent Fund
Funds are given to help disadvantaged young people, especially those at risk of offending, and to address problems faced by offenders, ex-offenders and their families. There is a preference for supporting smaller charities which provide direct services.
  • Status:  Open, Recurring
  • Closing date:  4 July, 2024
Hedley Foundation
Hedley Foundation
The Hedley Foundation's main objective is young people - their education, recreation, support, training, health and welfare. Deadline: 17 July 2024.
  • Status:  Open, Recurring
  • Closing date:  17 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 24th of May
  • Status:  Open
  • Closing date:  26 July, 2024