Year of Young People Creative Funding

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2018 will be the Year of Young People (YoYP), a year aimed to inspire Scotland through our young people, celebrating their achievements, valuing their contributions to communities and creating new opportunities for young people to shine locally, nationally and on the international stage!

In recognition of Aberdeen City Council’s commitment to providing positive opportunities and pathways for young people and in celebration of the YoYP,  a new funding programme is being established to support the delivery of youth-led creative activity in the city. 

The £100,000 funding programme will build upon the city’s rich history and heritage of youth participation activity by empowering young people through creative pathway opportunities as well as having a voice in the decision making process.

Young people will be actively encouraged to design, develop and deliver creative events and activities within their own communities, applying as individuals (16-25) or a youth groups (8-25) working with arts organisations, community groups and or volunteer organisations.

Awards of up to £2,000 are available for individuals who reside in Aberdeen (16-25) and up to £10,000 for community groups or not for profit organisations who work with young people (8-25). For more information on how to apply, please the YOYP 2018 Creative Funding Application Guidelines

A free information session is being held at Seventeen on Belmont Street on the 14th of March between 5.30pm – 7.00pm. It is open to individuals and well as group representatives. Please register for this event at eventbrite.

The deadline for all applications is 5pm on Sunday 22 April 2018. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Applications can be emailed to or posted to the address below:  

Creative Funding
Cultural Policy and Partnership Team
Education and Children's Services
Business Hub 8, 1st Floor North
Marischal College
Broad Street
AB10 1AB

if you have any queries about Creative Funding please email on or call 01224 522341