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Young Start Fund set for a refresh

Children and volunteer doing exercises on the floorThe Young Start fund will be pausing in early November. It’s now more than five years since Young Start first opened, so we are taking some time to review and reshape the fund. We plan to reopen the fund in Spring 2018, and will continue to distribute money from dormant bank accounts to fantastic youth-led projects across Scotland.

We will continue to accept applications up until noon on Tuesday 7th of November.

The application form is no longer available on our website. If you would like to apply, please get in touch with our friendly Advice Team to discuss your plans – on 0300 123 7110 or by emailing

We anticipate that there will be a lot of competition for grants before the pause and so have extended the turnaround time from application to decision from 8 to 12 weeks. If you are considering applying before the 7th of November, please note that we are only likely to fund projects where young people are strongly involved in the planning and delivery of the work.

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