The Youth Scotland Rural Action Fund

Universal youth work – prevention in action
Youth Scotland has received a significant funding boost to help grow and develop universal community based youth work across Scotland.

The £120,000 award from The Robertson Trust, Scotland’s largest independent grant-making trust, includes a £90,000 revenue award, will provide the resources to help Youth Scotland extend their support for youth work in rural communities. This is in response to the reduction in availability of ‘open access’ universal services for young people, which, through consultation with its membership, Youth Scotland has identified as particularly affecting rural communities.

To complement Youth Scotland’s proactive approach to supporting the formation and development of rural youth groups, The Robertson Trust is also supporting the organisation to facilitate the Youth Scotland Rural Action Fund. In this, Scotland’s Year of Young People, this micro grant scheme will see one-off awards of between £100-£500 offered for small, volunteer-led youth projects and clubs to enhance existing provision for young people or increase capacity to deliver a specific project or programme.

To find out more about this funding opportunity, please visit Youth Scotland’s website