The Rural Action Fund supports rural community-based youth work across Scotland.
The Youth Scotland Rural Action Fund is a micro-grant fund supported by The Gannochy Trust. This fund was created in response to the challenges which rural youth groups are facing in funding the delivery of community-based universal youth work. It will make small awards to enable youth groups operating in rural communities to provide more and/or better youth work opportunities for young people.
Who can apply?
Youth Scotland member youth groups which:
Are based in Scotland
Operate in rural communities with a maximum of two Full Time Equivalent (FTE) staff members (If you have more than two FTE staff members for fixed periods e.g. during holidays, please contact us as you may still be eligible for funding)
Are universal access for all young people
Can demonstrate a lack of alternative universal access provision for young people in their community (as a result of their rural location)
Work with young people aged between 5 to 25 years old
Want to try new things, enhance existing provision or increase capacity to deliver a specific project or programme
Plan to spend the grant within 6-9 months of receiving it
Can provide evidence of an annual turnover less than £200,000
Are applying for between £100 and £750. No match funding is required
The closing date for applications is:
12.00 on Friday 20 October 2023
12.00 on Friday 24 November 2023
Please note that the second deadline is subject to availability of funding. Don’t wait to apply if you have a project or activity that you need funding!