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Grants available for youth activities


Submissions for the next round of small grants funding for youth activities in Aberdeen will close on Tuesday 03 June 2014.

By making financial resources available Aberdeen City Council hopes that groups will apply for the funding, which will help young members develop, and take part in activities that might not otherwise be available to them.

The Youths Activities Small Grants Fund, which was set up in 2005, offers young people opportunities to contribute to their own communities and to the life of the city. Successful applicants are likely to benefit in terms of gaining experience, confidence and skills.

To be considered for a youth activities grant the following criteria must be met:

  • group members must live in Aberdeen and must be a voluntary organisation as defined by the City Council's voluntary sector policy;
  • applicants must be from voluntary, community and school groups working with children and young people aged 12-25 years old;
  • children and young people must be actively involved in the project or group and in the grant application.

It should be noted that:

  • a maximum of 1,500 is available to each successful group;
  • priority will be given to first time applicants;
  • grants are not available to individuals;
  • a maximum of one award will be made per group per year;
  • any group which has received a grant previously can apply again as consideration will be given to applications which further develop past funded ideas or for new projects;
  • staff costs will not normally be funded;
  • applications must not duplicate diversionary activities supported through the Community Safety Partnership, Aberdeen City Alcohol & amp; Drugs Partnership (ADP), the Communities Youth Work Team or Enterprise in Education.

Application forms can be downloaded from the link below:

Grant applications will be considered and decisions made by members of the Aberdeen City Youth Council (YC) and elected members in due course.