Year of Young People 2018 – five funds aimed at supporting young people

The Opportunities for Young People Grant Funding has been allocated to support the delivery of informal opportunities for young people in Aberdeenshire’s communities.

Non-affiliated community based constituted organisations and groups are invited to apply for funding to support provision of youth spaces, clubs, drop-ins, and activities which give young people a safe environment to express themselves, have fun and build positive relationships with others. Organisations will be asked to provide evidence of local need, costed programme outlines, expected outcomes and how they will monitor their activities. Aberdeenshire’s Community Learning & Development Service will consider applications and most awards will be up to a maximum of £5000. In exceptional circumstances, an award of up to £10,000 may be agreed. Additional information/ business case would be required to support any application above £5,000. It is recognised that programmes may receive matched funding through other sources.

Deadline is 26th January 2018.
Enquiries to Clare Taylor-Brown

Chance to Study supports projects working in the area of educational achievement through school years.

Projects or activities they will support will work with the most vulnerable families with school aged children at a demonstrably high risk of being negatively impacted by poverty. Examples of projects or activities includes: provision of after school care/holiday cover ensuring time and resource for additional educational support; provision of specific IT/educational equipment for socially deprived children or children suffering from any form of physical or mental disability; one to one mentoring of children struggling within school because of family circumstances; provision of breakfast clubs providing nutritional and educational support.

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Chance to Flourish supports projects and activities in Scotland, with the aspiration of alleviating the impact of poverty or financial hardship, social exclusion, relative/multiple deprivation and disability or illness to young people.

Projects or activities will work with the most vulnerable families with pre-school children at a demonstrably high risk of being negatively impacted by poverty. Examples of projects or activities they support include: practical family support including food, clothing and shelter; support for single parents including parenting skills, health and nutrition; accessible and affordable daycare or play facilities; support for vulnerable parents with preschool children or families with pre-school children suffering from any type of disability.

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Chance to Succeed supports projects that focus on employability and employment skills, helping to deliver a productive future for our young people.

Projects or activities they support will work with the most vulnerable young people up to the age of 25 at a demonstrably high risk of being negatively impacted by poverty. Examples of projects or activities they may consider are: employability and skills training within a local community; mentoring or one to one support, building the self-confidence and skills required to enter the employment market; provision of and access to the technical equipment required to pursue employment or further education; support to young people who have already been disadvantaged through being care experienced or suffering from a disability.

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Chance to Connect supports projects working in the areas of community development and citizenship, helping develop young strong adults. Projects or activities will work with the most vulnerable families and their communities, who are at a demonstrably high risk of being negatively impacted by poverty. Examples of projects or activities aimed at young people they may fund include: support for community libraries and learning spaces; community based leisure and sporting programmes; local youth clubs and recreational activities; local community projects physically enhancing the area and encouraging social inclusion and citizenship.

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