Funding for Youth Work in Scotland

A new £3 million Fund has launched that seeks to support young people in some of Scotland’s most vulnerable communities.

Community learning and development services can apply for grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 to engage or re-engage young people with youth work activities that build their confidence and skills, support their health and well-being and address the poverty-related attainment gap.

Eligible projects should achieve at least three of the following outcomes for young people:

Improved literacy and numeracy.

Improved health and wellbeing.

Increased attendance at school.

Increased engagement in learning.

Overcoming barriers to learning.

Developing skills, including interpersonal skills.

Developing employability skills and/or readiness for work.

Securing positive and sustained destinations.

Raising attainment through recognition of wider learning and achievement (eg, youth awards).

Regionally organised applicant support sessions will take place between 22 September and 28 September to support partnership working and to allow potential partners to make contact and share ideas:

Forth Valley and West Lothian: 22 September, 10am – 11:30am.

Northern Alliance: 22 September, 1:30pm – 3pm.

South East: 23 September, 10am – 11:30am.

South West: 23 September, 12 – 1:30pm.

Tayside: 24 September, 11:30am – 1pm.

West Partnership: 28 September, 10am – 11:30am

Commenting, YouthLink Scotland CEO, Tim Frew said:

“This fund presents an opportunity for the sector to continue to innovate and develop new models of practice in collaboration across the public and voluntary sectors, alongside our partners in schools and colleges.”

The deadline for applications is 14 October 2020.

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