The Children, Young People, Families and Adult Learning Third Sector Fund (the Fund) is being made available by Scottish Government to provide core funding to organisations who improve outcomes for children, young people, families and adult learners through the following policy priorities:

  • Child Poverty
  • Mental and Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing
  • Equalities and Wellbeing
  • Family Support
  • The Promise

The funding also has a particular focus on activities which are associated with prevention and early intervention.

The Fund will run from April 2023 to March 2025, with up to £16m available per annum. There will be one round of applications, with funding decisions made in December 2022 subject to the Spending Review, for funding that will begin in April 2023.

Applicants can apply for up to 100% of core funding provided applicants meet the required eligibility criteria and the funding applied for does not exceed total core costs as demonstrated in the budget breakdown form.

Key dates for the Fund

  • Applications must be received by 3pm on Monday 5th September. Only online applications received by this time will be accepted.
  • We expect to be able to let all applicants know the Scottish Government’s funding decisions in December 2022. All applicants will be contacted individually to let them know the outcome of their application.
  • The funding will start in April 2023.

If you need any additional support to access any of the fund materials or to use the online application form, please contact us at or 0131 444 4020 and we will be very happy to help.

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