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
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.
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.