The National Lottery Community Fund - (Scotland) - Young Start
Young Start is a grants programme that distributes money from dormant bank accounts. They will support a wide range of projects for up to three years that will make children and young people aged 8 to 24 confident, healthy, connected or enterprising. They will fund work that achieves at least one of the following three outcomes: children and young people have better physical, mental and emotional wellbeing; children and young people have better connections with the wider community; children and young people get access to new skills and training opportunities which will help them to get a new job or start a business. The National Lottery Community Fund is the new name for the Big Lottery.
- When to apply:
- There are no deadlines. They will make awards on a rolling basis.
- Next deadline:
No deadline date
- Charities only:
0300 123 7110
- How to apply
- Get in touch to discuss your idea. You can email or call. If this funding is right for what you want to do, they will send you an application form to fill out.
- They can’t fund: anything you spend money on before your activity starts; religious or political activities; items that mainly benefit one person; work with people living outside Scotland; curricular activity in schools.
Fund award sizes
No average provided
- Annually awarded:
No annually awarded amount provided
- Notes on award amounts:
- Approximately £18M is available for three years from August 2018.
- Advising and informing
- Befriending and mentoring
- Citizenship and community involvement
- Education and Training
- Employability services
- Health care and wellbeing
- Health education and promotion
- Mental health care
- Sport and physical activity
- Recreation and social activities
- Economically/socially disadvantaged
- Socially isolated people
- Older people
- Third sector organisations
- Young people