The Create18 national funding programme developed by EventScotland and Young Scot aims to give young people across Scotland the opportunity to create and host innovative events in their community during the Year of Young People 2018. Groups of three or more young people aged 8 to 26 can apply for grants of between £250 and £1,000 to stage their own events which help to challenge negative perceptions of young people and tackle themes of equality and discrimination. Such events could include film festivals to gigs, theatre and dance performances to art exhibitions, sports competitions, fashion shows and nature trails.
There are two rounds with the following application deadlines:
Round 1 - 21 August 2017 for events taking place between 1 January and 30 June 2018.
Round 2 - 22 January 2018 for events taking place between 1 July and 31 December 2018.