Youth Scotland Action Fund

Covid-19: Meeting young people’s needs through community-based youth work

What is the Youth Scotland Action Fund?

Youth Scotland’s Action Fund has been established to help youth groups and youth workers meet the needs of young people in response to the Covid-19 Coronavirus.

Update 23 July 2020: The Youth Scotland Action Fund is now closed and does not currently accept applications. 

The global Covid-19 epidemic is now making a significant and unprecedented impact on people’s lives in communities throughout Scotland and the UK. The needs of young people, youth workers and youth groups have changed in this past week as our way of life is disrupted in ways we could not have previously imagined. Therefore, the purpose of this fund is to enable youth groups to purchase essential items that will enable them to continue working with young people throughout this period of social distancing and restrictions.

It is a Micro Grant fund that is being supported by some key funders: STV Appeal, The Robertson Trust, The Gannochy Trust, The Ponton House Trust, Cattanach and Scottish Government’s Wellbeing Fund. By using combination of reallocated funding and new funding, we are seeking to meet the emerging needs of youth groups during the pandemic. The maximum amount available per application is £500.

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