New National Lottery fund opening for Year of Young People

News story posted: 23/03/2018

The National Lottery Fund has launched a new fund to mark Scottish’s Government’s Year of Young People 2018.


The Year of the Young People National Lottery Fund offers 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.


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.


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.


Funding is available for 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.


Your project should take 18 months or less to complete.


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 is recommended that you submit an application for the April deadline.


For more information about the fund, visit: https://national-lottery-yoyp.org.uk/


For more information about The Year of Young People 2018, visit: yoyp2018.scot

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