Dundee Youth Fund 2024 – Who Has Applied?

Find out about the projects that are applying for your votes in the Dundee Youth Fund

This is a list of the 24 projects that have applied for the Dundee Youth Fund in January 2024

The vote is live until 24th January. you can vote using your Young Scot National Entitlement Card number, which is a 16 digit number beginning with a 6, printed on the front of your card. If you do not have a Young Scot National Entitlement Card you can apply for one, but it will not come in time for this vote – you can get a temporary number from your Local CLD worker or email shoreterrace@dundeecity.gov.uk

If you intend to vote, please read about the projects below and select EXACTLY 3 projects that you would like to vote for, note that you must vote for 3 separate projects, you cannot vote for one project 3 times.

The link to vote is voting.young.scot , but you should check out the project decriptions below to ensure you know who you will choose before you arrive at the vote.

Here are the projects up for funding.

Hot Chocolate Trust

Theme: Equipment

Area: City Wide

Project description:

We are applying for money to buy some left-handed instruments for Hot Chocolate Trust. We have a number of left-handed young people and together we feel that this is an important accessibility issue for us and any other left-handed young people who may want to be involved in music activities at Hot Chocolate 🙂 ” (Lynden, young person).

Hot Chocolate Trust is a key creative space for young people in the city and as such we strive to remove barriers to participation. We have well-used and resourced music-making facilities where young people hang out, learn and practice. Lynden and his fellow left-handed pals have identified that a lack of left-handed equipment is a key factor that means they can’t be involved as easily. We hope to buy a semi-acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass and ukulele to make available so that they don’t miss out or have to restring guitars upside down. This will enable them and others to access appropriate equipment without feeling marginalised.

Amount Applied for: £1500

St Peter St Paul’s primary school young carers group

Theme: Equipment

Area: City Wide

Project description:

We are applying for funding to expand SSPP Young Carers Support we give to our local young people. We would like to buy more resources, and complete some activities with the young people throughout this academic year. We are currently in the drafting ideas stages with the young people included as to what we would like to achieve this year.

Amount Applied for: £2500

North East Campus Drop In Resources

Theme: Equipment

Area: Dundee East

Project description:

This grant is being applied for on behalf of North East young people attending the weekly P7/S1+ drop in located on the North East campus We are applying for this funding for new resources to widen the opportunities available for young people in their local area.

Amount Applied for: £650.20

DISC Target Project

Theme: Equipment, Local Issues

Area: City Wide

Project description:

The DISC Target Project is our name.

We provide a SAFE, FREE, and HEALTHY place for young people to hang out together every Thursday and Friday night.

Around 250-300 young people come to our project every week.

We are run 100% by young people and we try to help people who have the least.

This application is to provide free football boots hire for young people who attend the project on a weekly basis to support their participation in football with their peers. Thanks.

Amount Applied for: £2200

Connections Group @st johns RC

Theme: Equipment, Experiences

Area: Dundee East

Project description:

Our project is called “connections.” This is a group of 1st-years who have been identified as needing nurture support. Our young people would like to purchase craft packs that run in time with the seasons, for example we would like to make Christmas crafts, then do this at every season throughout the year. The young people would also like to arrange days out, these could be either local or slightly further afield where we can take a train for example.

Amount Applied for: £2500

Kirton Wednesday Night Drop In

Theme: Experiences, equipment, community Benefit

Area: Dundee West

Project description:

We are a group of young people who take part in Kirkton Wednesday Drop In to play sports, meet up with friends and staff, and chill out. We do a variety of activities, and our application is for resources to support our activities and to provide some experiences for young people in Kirkton.

Amount Applied for: £1200

Arthurstone Art Group

Theme: Equipment, Experiences

Area: Dundee East

Project description:

Two of our young people wrote “Arthurstone Art Group is a safe space for a diverse group of creative young people in Stobswell. We come and learn a variety of skills and mix with other creative young people. It is a friendly place, with good food, where everyone can have fun and nobody needs to worry.”

We would like money from the fund for new equipment including jewellery-making materials, a badge maker, a henna workshop, and artist-quality materials, instead of the basic stuff that we have now. We would also like to go on some trips in the school holidays, as we are often sitting still in group and it would be good to do some active and fun things together too.

Amount Applied for: £2500

Soundbase – (Leisure & Culture Dundee)

Theme: Equipment, Experiences

Area: City Wide

Project description:

We are applying for equipment and experiences. Soundbase has a number of instruments, most over 20 years old and some given to us by The Shore. We are in need of upgrading our drumkits so we can have enough sets for all who attend, a new keyboard/guitar and amps. One of the key things the young people ask in all evaluation and discussions is better equipment.

Amount Applied for: £2378

St Pauls RC Academy

Theme: Experiences

Area: City wide

Project description:

We are looking for funding to provide an enriching experience to some of our ESA children. Most of our children living within the greatest area of deprivation, these children wouldn’t have any opportunity to have these outdoor experiences. We would use the funding for Ancrum Outdoor Centre.

Amount Applied for: £2240

Helm Training

Theme: Experiences,

Area: City Wide

Project description:

At Helm, young people gain qualifications, practical experience and skills and the behaviours needed for success in learning and employment. This funding would provide 50 young unemployed people (aged 16-25) in Dundee with an opportunity to have fun group experiences at Tenpin bowling, laser tag and escape rooms.

Amount Applied for: £2000

Gordon Findlay 6th / 8th Boys Brigade

Theme: Experiences

Area: Dundee West

Project description:

“The adventure begins here….”!!!

The BB’s core programme is based on allowing boys to grow, learn & discover in a safe and caring environment. The highlights of a session are residential adventure weekends/weeks, where friendships are strengthened, skills learnt, goals achieved and, above all, guaranteed fun.

Such events are becoming increasingly expensive to deliver and we seek to raise monies to help make them affordable to all, especially in these difficult economic times for families.

Amount Applied for: £2500

Dundee and Angus ADHD Support

Theme: Experiences,

Area: City Wide

Project description:

Do you have ADHD? Do you know a young person with ADHD? Then our project is aimed at you – the Dundee and Angus ADHD Support Group are offering young people with ADHD the chance to come together, learn new skills, build confidence and most importantly HAVE FUN!

Amount Applied for: £2480

City of Discovery Pipe Band

Theme: Experiences

Area: City Wide

Project description:

In April of 2024, the band is organising a trip to Ypres in Belgium. On our first night, we will be the guest performers at the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate. On our second day, we will be holding a concert in the nearby town of Vlamertinge. The band will link up with local partners including Ypres Surrey Pipes and Drums who will also be performing at the concert. There is a great deal of cost involved in facilitating an experience of this nature including the cost of travel, accommodation, food, and additional equipment. Our band will have more than 20 playing members who are within the age bracket of 10 – 25, all living, working or studying in Dundee.

Amount Applied for: £2500

Kirkton Girls Group

Theme: Experiences.

Area: Dundee West

Project description:

We want to go on a residential to help us cope with our mental health, wellbeing and stress levels. We are applying for the money for a 2-day residential. Money will be spent on taking us away and allowing us to have fun while we learn about mental health and wellbeing. Funding would enable us, alongside young people who attend the youth group, to plan and implement exciting and fun activities that would allow us to learn about mental health and wellbeing and how to cope with stress. This would meet the needs and interests of those young people attending the Girls Group. Funding would allow us to go on residential and learn more about mental health and wellbeing as well as doing some fun activities.

Amount Applied for: £1500

Positive Minds East End Activities

Theme: Experiences

Area: Dundee East

Project description:

We are the Positive Minds group from Douglas, we are hoping to go on residential to finish off our training in the Easter Holidays. When we are away, we would like to do different activities to boost young people’s mental health. Some of the ones that we like are the tree top climb, woodland combat, escape room and alpaca walk. This will help us work together and push us out of our comfort zones to build on our confidence for our deliveries leading up to summer.

Amount Applied for: £2446

Positive Minds East End Residential

Theme: Experience

Area: Dundee East

Project description:

We are the Positive Minds group from Douglas, we meet every Monday after school to take part in trainings about Mental Health.  We have been taking part in different activities to help us and other young people have a more positive mental health. We’re applying for a residential trip where the money will be used to pay for the accommodation. This will help us take part in team building activities and build on our relationships. This will help us when we go on to deliver activities to other young people in our community and also to plan an event. This is a good opportunity and will benefit us as young people because it will give us a new way of learning. If we didn’t get the money we wouldn’t be able to pay for this ourselves and would miss out on a really good opportunity.

Amount Applied for: £2500

North East Campus Drop In

Theme: Experience

Area: Dundee East

Project description:

This grant is being applied for on behalf of North East young people attending the weekly P7/S1+ drop in located at the North East campus.

We are applying for Trips asked for by young people.

Amount Applied for: £1987.50

Central Youth Team Positive Minds

Theme: Experience

Area: City Wide

Project description:

We are a group of 3rd year pupils from Morgan Academy who attend Positive Minds once a week. We recognise that young people in our area can struggle with their mental health. We want to raise awareness of this issue and what young people can do to help themselves. If we were awarded the money, we would like to put on health events that would benefit our local community by raising awareness of mental health and give out free self-care packs to people. We would also like to go on team building experiences which would help us continue to bond as a group, improve our communication, mental health, and comfort around each other. Securing this funding would remove financial barriers to participation as this would allow all group members to attend the team building experiences and allow us to provide free self-care packs to the community. (written by group members)

Amount Applied for: £2500

Feeling Strong SCIO

Theme: Community Benefit

Area: City Wide

Project description:

Feeling Strong has been working on a project looking at transitions, which is a growing topic of conversation seen through our work with Dundee’s young people. The project aims to understand how different transitional stages in young people’s lives impact on their Mental Health & Wellbeing as well as develop a resource with the help of a young people focus group! To help us begin our journey to developing our new transitional-based resource we want to invite all young people aged 12-26 to take part in our Transitions Survey. Primarily based on educational transitions to begin with, this survey allows young people to consider and evaluate their experiences to date as they begin to create their own path for the future.

Amount Applied for: £1260

ScrapAntics

Theme: Community Benefit

Area: City Wide

Project description:

We would like to help refugee young people to feel part of Dundee. They will work with Scots for ten big art workshops in the Wellgate Centre. They are coming from different countries and have left home because of war. Refugees struggle to join activities because of language or not being confident.

Amount Applied for: £2500

Dundee Youth Council

Theme: Community Benefit

Area: City Wide

Project description:

Dundee Youth Council is a youth-led group, aiming to encourage young people to consider issues impacting them. This fund would help us recruit new members and raise awareness of our group. The fund would help us campaign for change by removing financial barriers to outreach, campaigns, trips and monthly meetings.

Amount Applied for: £2040

Rock Solid

Theme: Community Benefit

Area: Dundee East

Project description:

RockSolid is a community initiative based in the East End of Dundee. RS caters to people of all ages, from toddler and parent cooking groups, after-school youth, adult wellbeing, 50+ groups along with our community breakfasts and lunches. RS is person-led, adapting to the needs and wants of the community. 

Amount Applied for: £2500

Shaper/Caper’s Community Company

Theme: Community Benefit

Area: Dundee East

Project description:

Technical skills learning for podcasting: sound, image, video editing, content, scriptwriting and learning the business side of becoming a Youtuber. Digital meeting with preferred YouTuber (PewDiePie or alternative if not possible) and trip to Lollipop Radio at Ninewells Hospital to visit a professional broadcasting studio (or alternative).

Amount Applied for: £2500

LGBT Youth Scotland

Theme: Local Environment, Experiences. Local issues identified by young people.

Area: City Wide

Project description:

“Planet Pride, led by Dundee’s LGBTQ+ young people, champions local causes: climate action, sustainability, animal welfare, and mental health. Through exciting workshops, events and community outreach, we’re sparking change. Join us in creating a greener, kinder, and more inclusive city through Planet Pride!”

Amount Applied for: £2500

The link to vote is voting.young.scot

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