Youth Scotland have recently announced the launch of the Safe Spaces Youth Work Fund Supported by The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust, this new small-grant fund aims to expand and improve the youth work opportunities available for young people affected by abuse and other ACE's (Adverse Childhood Experiences).
There is funding for:
Programmes of activities
Equipment and programme materials
Travel costs to an activity
All the above should support youth work with young people affected by abuse and Adverse Childhood Experiences
Funds can be used for general youth work activity which creates safe spaces for young people who have experienced trauma, as well as providing the opportunity to run issue-based programmes for young people affected by abuse and other Adverse Childhood Experiences, according to need.
The maximum amount per award is £2,000.
Who can apply?
Youth Scotland member youth groups which:
Are based in Scotland
Can demonstrate that they support young people affected by trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences
Work with young people aged between 5 and 25 years old
Want to try new things, enhance existing provision or increase their capacity to deliver a specific project or programme
Plan to spend the grant within 6 to 9 months of receiving it
Are applying for up to £2,000. No match funding is required
Please note that as this is a new fund, they are looking to fund a range of projects across Scotland, including organisations experienced in this topic and organisations who are newer to thinking about trauma informed youth work.
The closing date for applications is 11.59am on Friday 26 January 2024. Once they've received your application, they will review it to ensure all the information they need is included. Applications will be considered by a grants panel and they aim to let you know whether you have been successful or not within four weeks of the deadline.