National Voluntary Youth Work Organisations Support Fund opens for applications

The National Voluntary Youth Work Organisations Support Fund is now open for applications.

THIS FUND IS NOW CLOSED 

The purpose of this Scottish Government fund is to support workforce development within the voluntary youth work sector in order that that the sector can continuously improve and offer high quality youth opportunities that meet the needs of all young people in Scotland.

Please note that the fund supports workforce development not direct delivery to young people.

Previous rounds of the fund were open only to national voluntary sector youth work organisations. In 2022/23 the fund will also be open to specialist equalities focused voluntary youth work organisations to support them to build on and develop their reach and offer to young people with protected characteristics.

As in previous rounds, a pot of £500,000 is available to eligible national voluntary sector youth work organisations. Awards are capped at £35,000 per organisation.

In addition to this, an additional pot of £100,000 is available to specialist equalities focused voluntary youth work organisations (can be regional or local). Awards are capped at £10,000 for regional organisations and £5,000 for local organisations

Organisations applying for more than one project/distinct piece of work must submit a separate application for each piece of work

*Please note that there will be no second round this year in order to ensure that all delivery can take place before the end of March 2023. No extensions will be available.*

Timeline:

20th of June 2022 - the fund opens for applications

22nd of July 2022 – deadline for submission of applications

1st of August 2022 – Award Notifications

31st March 2023 – deadline for completing delivery of funded activity

28th of April 2023 – submission of end of project reports

 

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