Year of Young People 2018 Creative Funding: DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Year of Young People Creative Funding Commissions 18/19

The commission offers an opportunity for an individual young person age 16 – 25 living in Aberdeen to create new work.

There are 5 Year of Young people Creative Funding commissions available and each commission is for up to £2000. The commission period is from September  2018– March 2019.

Application closing date is Friday 21 September 2018 at 5pm.

The total funding that can be awarded in this round is £10,000.


Year of Young People

2018 is 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 has supported the delivery of youth-led creative activity in the city.

15 Organisations working with young people and 5 individual young people have been awarded funding this year in the first round of applications. The total amount of funding awarded to date is £84,202.00.


Who can apply

Applications will be considered from young people aged 16 to 25 who are residents of Aberdeen City. Individuals can apply for awards of up to £2,000. Projects must be youth-led and applications should be written by young people themselves unless there is a specific reason this is not possible.

Further information and support

For more information and application forms please visit

If you would like further information on The Year of Young People Commissions and/or would like to book an advice session please contact Elspeth Winram by email on