Apply for Create18 Funding!

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Apply for funding to hold an event in your local area during the Year of Young People 2018!

What is Create18?

As part of the Year of Young People 2018, an opportunity has arisen for Young Scot to work in partnership with EventScotland to establish a new, exciting fund. Create18 is open to groups of young people from across Scotland aged 8-26 who can apply to receive funding for events they would like to run in the Year of Young People 2018.

Create18 events could be anything from film festivals, gigs, theatre and dance performances, to art exhibitions, sports competitions, fashion shows and nature trails - we can’t wait to hear your ideas!

Why apply?

Create18 is a unique opportunity to create your own special events in your community which will sit alongside a programme of major ‘signature’ events with young people at the very heart of them!

Remember - The Year of Young People 2018 is a once in a lifetime experience as no other country has ever dedicated an entire year to young people!

Up for it?

Applications must clearly be completed by young people. You can refer to the Create18 Fund Criteria and Guidance notes when completing your application, which you can find alongside the Create18 Fund Application Form in the attachments section at the bottom of this page.

Paper copies of the application forms can be requested from or by phoning the free Young Scot InfoLine on 0808 801 0338. You can also use these contact details if you have any questions or need some advice or support on completing the application form, or if you require any other formats.

Our Communic18 Team are also on hand to provide support with developing your ideas. This is a team of young people recruited by Young Scot, Children in Scotland and the Scottish Youth Parliament to ensure all activities for the YoYP 2018 have young people at the centre - they would be happy to help!

Please email your completed application form to:

Alternatively you can post us the application form (no stamp needed):

Create18 Fund
Young Scot
Freepost EH1077
EH12 0BR

Funding timescales and deadlines

Round 2 of funding for events between 1st July– 31st December 2018 is now open!

Application deadline is Monday 22nd January by 5pm.

  • Applicants will be informed of the outcome week commencing 26th February 2018.
  • If you have any questions about an existing application or the application process, email


Create18 Fund Criteria and Guidance Notes

Create18 Round 2 Application Form