National Voluntary Youth Organisations Support Fund

National Voluntary Youth Organisations Support Fund 2020-21


YouthLink Scotland is now accepting proposals for the National Voluntary Youth Organisations Support Fund. This Scottish Government fund supports National Voluntary Youth Organisations to contribute to the priorities emerging from the co-production of the new National Youth Work Strategy in Scotland


COVID-19 Guidance

We appreciate that under current circumstances it is not possible to give accurate information about the timescale for delivery of funded activity.  This will not compromise your application and we will work constructively with successful applicants to review and agree this as circumstances change. Please also note that, this year, the fund can support activity related to improved organisational resilience and resilience planning.



This fund is open to national voluntary youth work organisations that are involved in the management and delivery youth work across Scotland. Local branches of national voluntary youth organisations or voluntary youth organisations that do not have a national remit are not eligible to apply.


Applications must demonstrate that the proposed activity will lead to one or more of the following outcomes.


  1. Improved support and engagement of volunteers
  2. Increased access to workforce development opportunities for paid staff and/or volunteers
  3. Increased access to leadership development opportunities for senior managers and/or senior volunteers
  4. Improved strategic leadership
  5. Improved strategic partnerships with local authorities that are supporting the delivery of the national youth work strategy outcomes
  6. Improved organisational resilience and resilience planning



UNCRC Incorporation


As a condition of the grant, you must will take steps to promote, respect, protect and fulfil the rights of children and young people and increase awareness of the UNCRC amongst our staff and stakeholders. You should also promote the UNCRC throughout the creation and development of our programmes, projects, plans, policies and procedures in relation to this funding.



Guidance notes and the application form can be accessed at:


Should you wish to discuss any aspect of your proposal please contact Jane Dailly (National Grants Manager) on 0131 313 2488 or


This fund is currently closed.


2019/20 End of Project Reporting

If you received a 2019-20 award from the National Voluntary Youth Organisations Support Fund, you are now due to complete the End of Project Report Form.

Login using the button below to complete your report. You must login using the same credentials you created the application with.

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