Funding: #YOYP2018 Events

22 May 2017

Funding: #YOYP2018 Events

A new funding programme, Create18, has been launched to give young people across Scotland the opportunity to create and host innovative events in their community as part of the Year of Young People 2018.  

Create18 has been developed by EventScotland and Young Scot to distribute £42,000 of funding through grants of up to £1,000 to groups of three or more young people aged between 8 and 26.

The fund has been designed to provide unique opportunities for young people to develop entrepreneurial skills and showcase their talents as they host a wide range of events to help challenge negative perceptions of young people and tackling subjects such as equality and discrimination.

The Year of Young People 2018 is the next in the series of Scotland’s Themed Years. It aims to inspire Scotland through its young people, celebrating their achievements, valuing their contributions to communities and creating new opportunities for young people to strive for success.

The fund will be administered by Young Scot and funding decisions will be made by a panel of young people with support from Young Scot and EventScotland.  

Deadlines for two rounds of funding have been set:

  • Round one - for events taking place between 1 January and 30 June 2018 the application deadline is 5pm on Monday 21 August 2017.
  • Round two - for events taking place between 1 July and 31 December 2018 the application deadline is 5pm on Monday 22 January 2018.

Further information and an application form is available here.

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