Grants and Awards

There are numerous funds currently available which exist to give money to young people and help them take part in events like Summer Festival. Some trusts and organisations are particularly interested in children and young people; others in general welfare or education; others in certain geographical areas. The trick is to find ones that match your personal circumstances. Scottish Youth Theatre is happy to look at any applications you make if you would like a second opinion.


The Princes Trust

Development Awards

The Prince's Trust is an important funder of work with young people. It also fundraises itself to promote its own programmes of work. The Prince’s Trust can offer a Development Award grant of up to £500 if you are: Aged 14-25 Looking to improve your skills or get into work, unemployed, underemployed, under-skilled, leaving care, disabled, parenting alone or facing discrimination.

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Young Scot

Young Scot Action Fund

The Young Scot Action Fund distributes small grants of up to £200 for individuals and up to £750 for groups, six times a year to Young Scots aged 11 - 26 years.

For more information, get in touch with Young Scot, Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5EZ, or call Young Scot InfoLine on 0808 801 0338 (Mon to Fri 10am - 6pm), or email

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The following are other good potential sources of funding:

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