Youth activity grants

The aim of the Youth Activities Small Grants funding is to support children and young people by enabling them to apply for a small amount of funding to help them develop and to take part in activities that might not otherwise be available for them.

The Youth Activities Small Grant has once again been awarded £50,000.00 for 2022/23 financial year from the Common Good Fund.

The fund will offer 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.

Applications will be considered and decisions made by members of the Aberdeen City Youth Council (YC) and local Councillors.

Who can apply?

The criteria have deliberately been left very open so that your application will be bound only by your own imagination.

  • Children and young people must be actively involved in making the application and in the project idea.
  • Funding is not available for individuals.
  • Group members must live in Aberdeen.
  • Groups applying for funding must be a voluntary organisation as defined by the Council's Voluntary Sector Policy.
  • Applicants will be voluntary, community and school groups working with children and young people aged 12-25 years.
  • Staff costs will not normally be funded.
  • The usual maximum grant available is £1,500.
  • One award will be made per group per year.
  • Priority will be given to first time applicants.
  • For groups that have had grants in previous years consideration will be given to applications to further develop previously funded ideas or for new projects.
  • Applications must not duplicate diversionary activities supported through the Community Safety Partnership, the Aberdeen City Alcohol & Drugs Partnership (ADP), the Communities Youth Work Team or Enterprise in Education.

How to apply

Future closing dates for applications are as follows:

Round 1    -    19 April 2022
Round 2    -    07 June 2022
Round 3    -    06 September 2022
Round 4    -    08 November 2022
Round 5    -    24 January 2023

Contact details

Rhona Whyte

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