Youth Scotland Rural Action Fund

Supporting community based youth work in Scotland's rural areas

What is the Youth Scotland Rural Action Fund?

The Youth Scotland Rural Action Fund has run successfully for three years, supporting community-based youth groups in Scotland's rural communities. Supported by The Robertson Trust and The Gannochy Trust, this fund aims to enhance and develop community-based youth work in Scotland’s rural communities.

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Update 29 March 2021: The Youth Scotland Rural Action Fund is closed and currently not accepting applications. 

In its first two years, the highly successful fund has enabled 5,866 young people to access opportunities in their local communities and will now fund even more rural youth projects.

The fund was created in response to the challenges which rural youth groups are facing in funding the delivery of community based universal youth work.

It will make small awards to enable youth groups operating in rural communities provide more and/or better youth work opportunities for young people.

Where can I find out more?

You can read about the success of previous years in the report below. We will share the report from year three soon and we will work to bring the Youth Scotland Rural Action Fund back for a fourth year - watch this space!


For everyone involved in community based youth work. Find out more about what we do and apply for membership.