Youth Work Education Recovery Fund

Established to allow youth work to play an active role in young people’s educational, social and emotional recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. The Fund provided over 48,000 activity hours for school pupils, creating a strong link between youth work and formal education.

Girl picking apples

Fund Status: Closed

The Youth Work Education Recovery Fund was established to enable the sector to engage young people in some of the country’s most vulnerable communities and support their educational, social and emotional recovery in the wake of the pandemic.

Projects were awarded funding across all of Scotland’s 32 local authorities and were designed to support effective partnership working between youth work organisations (statutory and third sector) and formal education. Many projects also included elements of outdoor learning and creative arts.

All of the projects sought to deliver at least three of the following outcomes:

Impact Report 2022
(PDF, 4 MB)
Awards By Local Authority
(PDF, 430 KB)

Youth Work & Education Reform

Find out what work YouthLink Scotland has been doing to ensure the importance of youth work is heard at every level of education reform in Scotland.

Young women looking through their exhibition items at the National Library of Scotland
Funded programmes across Scotland
Sessions provided
Activity hours provided for young people
Young people participated

Contact our grants administration team

We’re always around for a chat if you want to run ideas by us or help you with queries of any kind. If you need further information or support please contact Jane Dailly (National Grants Manager) and Donna Tobin (National Grants Administrator).