Year of Young People creative funding 2018

Year of Young People creative funding commissions 2018-19

The commission offers an opportunity for an individual young person age 16-25 living in Aberdeen to create new work.

There are 5 Year of Young People Creative Funding commissions available and each commission is for up to £2000. The commission period is from mid-November 2018 - March 2019. 

The closing date for applications is Friday 21 September 2018 at 5pm. 

The total funding that can be awarded in this round is £10,000.

Year of Young People

2018 is the Year of Young People (YoYP), a year aimed to inspire Scotland through our young people, celebrating their achievements, valuing their contributions to communities and creating new opportunities for young people to shine locally, nationally and on the international stage!

In recognition of Aberdeen City Council’s commitment to providing positive opportunities and pathways for young people and in celebration of the YoYP, a new funding programme has supported the delivery of youth-led creative activity in the city.

15 organisations working with young people and 5 individual young people have been awarded funding this year in the first round of applications. The total amount of funding awarded to date is £84,202.

Who can apply

We will consider applications from:

  • Young people aged 16 to 25 who are residents of Aberdeen City. 

Individuals can apply for awards of up to £2,000. 

Applications should be written by young people themselves unless there is a specific reason this is not possible.

How to apply

Please download the application guidelines and the relevant application form below. Please read the guidelines and general advice before completing your application form.

You can email your application to or post it to us at the address below. 

The deadline for all applications is 5pm on Friday 21 September 2018. We will not be able to accept any applications received after the deadline.

Further support

If you would like further information on The Year of Young People Commissions and book an advice session please contact Elspeth Winram by email on 

Contact details

Creative Funding
Cultural Policy and Partnership Team
Education and Children's Services
Business Hub 8, 1st Floor North
Marischal College
Broad Street
AB10 1AB

01224 522341

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