Glas-glow Up

A fund from The National Lottery Community Fund, designed and administered by a team of Young Grantmakers to reduce antisocial behaviour in areas of Glasgow.

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About Glas-glow Up

In 2021-22, the National Lottery Community Fund commissioned Youth Scotland to design and deliver a participatory grant-making pilot project in Glasgow. The aim was to give young people an opportunity to identify and fund initiatives to tackle anti-social behaviour within their local communities.

What we did

Youth Scotland’s role in the programme was to:

  • Recruit participants aged 13-25 from four areas of Glasgow
  • Support these young people with training to understand the grant-making process, design the fund and priorities, and take on a decision-making role
  • Accredit young people’s learning
  • Administer the grants and coordinate the evaluation of the process and the funded projects themselves

The fund

The Young Grantmakers designed ‘Glas-glow Up’, which had the following five priorities:

  1. Provide safe spaces for young people to gather, take part in positive activities, and seek advice
  2. Support young people to get outdoors and become more active 
  3. Engage young people who are not already involved with other services or youth programmes, for example through street work, outreach or drop in sessions 
  4. Provide opportunities for young people to engage positively with other stakeholders in their communities, for example through intergenerational projects or youth led events 
  5. Encourage young people to improve their local area, for example through litter picks

£40,000 was awarded to 10 successful projects.

Young Grantmakers Report

Glas-glow Up Young Grantmakers Evaluation Report
PDF, 865 KB
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Youth participation programmes

Find out more about our other youth participation programmes via the link below.

Youth Participation