Where to Apply for Funding in Scotland in Spending

There are lots of grants and funds out there, so make sure you do some research about what is best for your project. Here are five to get you started...

1. Nurturing Talent - Time to Shine Fund

Creative Scotland’s 'Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund' aims to support young people aged 11-25 who are interested in the drama, dance, music, film, visual arts, literature or digital arts.

2. Youth Bank Scotland

YouthBank Scotland is an innovative grant making and empowerment initiative run by young people for young people. There are Youth Bank’s in different areas of Scotland. Find your local Youth Bank for more information. 

3. Cashback for Communities – Small Grant Fund

The Cashback for Communities Small Grants Scheme supports local volunteer led groups to access funding and to enhance their programmes in order to get positive projects off of the ground.

4. Community Projects Awards

Are you a community group with a unique project idea for wild flowers? Grow Wild has community project awards of various levels from £1000, £2,500 and £4,000

5. Climate Challenge Fund

The Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) can provide funding for climate action projects led-by and involving young people who are part of youth groups, Student Associations and organisations such as the Guides and the Scouts. Find out more at CCF information events in July and view case studies and links to further information on the CCF website.

6. YouthLink Scotland Funding Directory

Alternatively, you can check out the YouthLink Scotland Funding Directory which has up-to-date information about funding specifically for projects that benefit young people.


All funders have their own processes and grant criteria so please check with the funding provider to get further details.
Alternatively, contact us here at Young Scot and we will do our best to help you.
Email: infoline@youngscot.org
Call: 0808 801 0338