Criteria, Priorities and Funding Information

The Dundee Youth Fund is taking a break for the Christmas holidays between Friday 21st December 2018 until Monday 7th January 2019.  All emails and applications will be read and responded to on our return.  🎄

 

Criteria for Applications

Individual Applications

  1. You must be a young person between the age of 10 and 26;
  2. You must either live, work or study in Dundee;
  3. Your activity or project must benefit young people aged 10-26 living in Dundee (this can be one or more young people within this age range);
  4. Each individual can apply only twice in one financial year (April to March);
  5. Your application must meet at least one of our priorities.

Group Applications

  1. Your activity or project must benefit young people aged 10-26 living in Dundee (this can be one or more young people within this age range);
  2. Each organisation can apply only once per financial year (April to March);
  3. You must evidence how young people in your group have been involved in the application process (or provide a valid reason for why this is not possible);
  4. Your application must meet at least one of our priorities.

 

Our Priorities

Your application must aim to achieve one or more of the following in relation to Dundee’s young people:

  1. Increase employability skills;
  2. Increase awareness and support of physical and mental health;
  3. Develop personal and social skills;
  4. Develop entrepreneurial skills and social enterprises;
  5. Encourage young people to be active;
  6. Encourage young people to take care of the natural environment;
  7. Promote and enable equal access to opportunities.

 

Unsuccessful Applications

All applications are assessed by our Youth Panel who reserve the right to refuse any application.  Should your application be unsuccessful, this may be for one or more of the following reasons:

  1. Your application contains insufficient information for the Youth Panel to make an informed decision;
  2. Your application does not meet the criteria set for this fund;
  3. You have already applied once (organisations) or twice (individuals) to the fund this financial year;
  4. There are insufficient funds available during this financial year to fund your project;
  5. You have not made clear what the benefit will be as a result of your activity or project;
  6. Your activity or project does not meet our principles of equality (see below).
  7. The Youth Panel has made a decision to not fund your application (we receive many applications throughout the year and simply cannot fund them all).

 

Our Principles of Equality

The Dundee Youth Fund will reject any applications that seek to discriminate or exclude individuals based on their race, religion, sexual orientation, academic ability, disability, gender, social status, financial status or political belief.

 

Funding Available

There are two levels of funding you can apply for:

Piggy Bank:  Small grants up to £500
Money Box:  Medium grants between £501 and £2000

There is a total of ££9,502.44 remaining in the fund until 31st March 2019.

 

Notes for In-School Projects

In November 2018, the Youth Panel agreed that any primary or secondary school staff applying to the fund for projects relating to attainment should first be directed to their Head Teacher to apply for Pupil Equity Funding from their school.  A total of £4,980,840 is allocated to Dundee City for 2018-19.  Allocations for individual schools and more information can be found on the Scottish Government website.

 

Updated December 2018 – the information on this page is subject to change.