Get Into Summer - Grants Scheme

YouthBorders are launching a micro and small grants scheme as part of the Scottish Government’s ‘Get Into Summer’. Working with Scottish Borders Council, we will administer grants for play equipment and summer experiences and activities delivered by voluntary and community groups benefiting children and young people of all ages across the Scottish Borders.
Young people bowling

Children's Rights and Get Into Summer

Using a rights-based approach will enable a broad range of children’s rights to be further realised during this time. This includes the right to play; freedom to meet up with friends and socialise; right to receive support to help them recover their health, dignity, self-respect and social life. It is also about making sure children and young people’s views are listened to and actively inform the next stages of the easing back towards normality.

About this fund...

The priority for this funding is to help children and young people most likely to be experiencing continued disadvantage and who will therefore have been particularly adversely affected by Covid-19.
This will have a particular focus on children and young people who:

Project activity must take place during July and August 2021 during the #BordersGetIntoSummer.

As a condition of this funding we will ask that you support children and young people to share and record their views on ‘easing back to normality’ and their hopes for the future. This will inform decision-makers in the Scottish Borders with the views, hopes and aspirations of our children and young people.

Making an application

Micro Grants

(exclusively for play equipment)
  • The minimum you can apply for is £250.
  • The maximum you can apply for is £500.

Click the button below to download your Micro Grants Application Guidance and Form.

Small Grants

Small Grants (for play/social projects of activities and experiences for children and young people)
  • The minimum you can apply for is £500.
  • The maximum you can apply for is £4,000.

Click the button below to download your Small Grants Application Guidance and Form.

Deadline for applications is 30th June 2021.

Please return the completed application to YouthBorders [email protected]

Successful applicants will be notified on 2nd July 2021. Successful applicants will be required to complete and return a short monitoring and evaluation form by 1st September 2021.

Click the button below to download the monitoring and evaluation form.

For further information about ‘Get into Summer’ Micro and Small Grant, please contact [email protected].uk or call 01896 808 968.


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