New fund to increase youth engagement with Year of Coasts & Waters 2020

In 2020, Scotland celebrates its Coasts and Waters with a year-long programme of events and activities that will shine a spotlight on these vital elements of our landscape. From our beautiful natural features including coasts, lochs and rivers to our industrial heritage such as our canals and mills, Scotland’s Coasts and Waters have shaped our culture, our stories and our way of life.

As part of Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters, YouthLink Scotland has launched a new small grants programme that will support young people from across Scotland to get involved in the themed year. The Scottish Government funded programme will make grants available to local groups and organisations offering informal learning opportunities for young people to explore the nature, history and culture of Scotland’s lochs, rivers, shorelines and waterways.

A total of £45,000 is available.

The closing date for applications is 1pm on Friday 14 February 2020.

You can find more information and apply to the fund here.

For help with your application please contact: Roisin Bathe, Grants Administrator, YouthLink Scotland. Email:

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