New £550k Year of Young People Fund Opens

Posted in: Innovation

Young people across Scotland have the opportunity to #SparkAChange in their lives, thanks to the new Year of Young People National Lottery Fund. 

Called the Year of the Young People National Lottery Fund, this will offer funding between £3,000 and £10,000 to heritage, community and sports projects that are run for and by young people aged eight to 26.

  • Pots of funding from £3,000 to £10,000 will be available for sport, community and heritage projects 
  • Youth/community/schools (and more!) can apply 

A pot of £550,000 is available for projects that help young people change their lives for the better, by improving their health and wellbeing.

Here’s what you need to know:

Who can apply?

The fund is mainly aimed at voluntary or community organisations, which can be partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations.

Examples of eligible organisations include:

  • youth, community or voluntary groups
  • charities or trusts
  • social enterprises
  • other publicly funded organisations, such as national parks
  • schools.

Note: Individuals cannot apply,

What types of projects is funding available for?

The aim is to fund projects that:

  • encourage positive mental health for young people
  • inspire young people to lead active lives
  • ensure young people are involved in the development, design, running and evaluation of the project
  • celebrate and share young people’s achievements.

Application Deadlines

There are two deadlines for applications. The first is 30 April 2018 and the second is 18 June 2018 – if you want to deliver an activity during summer 2018 it’s recommended that you submit an application for the April deadline.

For more information click here.

Check out #SparkAChange and #YOYP2018 for inspirational stories of young people whose lives have changed thanks to previous funding.