Creative Scotland have released new funds to support project activity with children and young people:
- Youth Arts Small Grants Scheme
The Small Grants Scheme allows organisations and local authorities based in Scotland to apply for small grants funding of up to £50,000, to distribute grants of £500 – £5,000 directly to freelance artists and creative practitioners (locally, regionally or nationally), across all artforms, to deliver artist-led youth arts activities.
The scheme will support organisations to take ownership of the distribution of funding to youth arts practitioners to meet the needs of young people in their sector or local area. The fund also aims to strengthen and broaden organisations’ connections with youth arts practitioners.
In order to apply organisations, must have the capacity to manage and disperse a small grants fund by March 2021 (up to 20% management fee can be applied for) and be networked with a range of freelance artists.
The deadline for applications is Monday 2nd November.
For further information, including how to apply, please visit the Small Grants Scheme page.
- Youth Arts Access Fund
The Access Fund offers grants of £5,000 – £30,000 to individuals and organisations based in Scotland who run youth arts programmes, to support activity from March 2021 onwards.
Examples of activities that this fund may support include group-based activity, youth-led projects, and project activity working across early learning, schools and other family support and community settings.
Applications that propose specific actions and partnerships to tackle inequality by engaging with vulnerable groups of children and young people will be prioritised.
The deadline for applications is Thursday 12th November.
For further information, including how to apply, please visit the Access Fund page.
Creative Scotland is particularly keen to receive applications to the above funds from organisations and individuals that work with children and young people who:
- are living in poverty or residing in areas of social and economic deprivation
- are experiencing or at risk of experiencing harm and neglect
- are looked after (as defined by the Children (Scotland) Act 1995) and care leavers (as defined by the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014).
- are in the early years of their life (0 – 5 years old)
- are from Black, Asian and/or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds
- have a disability and/or additional support needs
- are at risk of offending or have previously offended
- are young carers (as defined by the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016) and/or young parents
- are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, or who have been homeless
- are experiencing mental ill health
For further information regarding these funds, please contact the team by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, for further information on all Creative Scotland funding opportunities, visit their website.