Year of Young People 2018

The Year of Young People 2018 will look to drive genuine collaboration across a range of sectors and interests and will celebrate yet another of Scotland’s greatest assets – this time our children and young people.

The year is a great opportunity to celebrate the amazing talents and achievements of young people in Scotland. As part of this, the 2018 Themed Year provides a unique opportunity to develop a high impact, celebratory events programme that puts young people at the centre of its development and delivery, creating new and valuable experiences for young Scots and their families and visitors. 

More information on the Year and planned activity can be found at yoyp2018.scot.

Open Event Fund

EventScotland invited the events and festivals sector across Scotland to apply for support through its Year of Young People 2018 Open Event Fund.

The Year of Young People 2018 Open Event Fund has been designed to support proposals that will provide an events programme created especially for 2018. Through this funding opportunity, EventScotland is seeking exciting proposals from both new and existing events taking place in Scotland during 2018, that will capture the imagination, resonate strongly with the objectives for the year and provide strong opportunities for celebration, engagement and high levels of participation.

The Open Event Fund has now closed (Monday 12 June 2017). 

Create18

Planning and delivering your event with young people
From the logo to the website, the Year of Young People has been co-designed with young people right from the start, and we want to ensure that co-design continues. 
The below document is aimed at event organsiers and should be read alongisde the Co-design Blueprint. It highlights some key things you may not have considered to help you connect with and involve young people in the design and delivery of your event. This document also contains some guidance on policies and procedures around working with and protecting young people.

Create18 gives young people across Scotland the opportunity to create and host innovative events in their community, and to bring the Year of Young People 2018 to life. Developed by EventScotland and Young Scot, the funding programme is open to groups of three or more young people, aged 8-26. The fund will be administered by Young Scot and decisions will be made by a panel of young people with support from Young Scot and EventScotland.

Funding Round 1 for events held between 1st January - 30th of June is now closed. Applicants will be informed of the outcome week commencing 25th September 2017.  

Funding Round 2 is now open from the 18th of September for events held between 1st July - 31st December. The application deadline for Round 2 is 22nd January 2018.  

Visit young.scot/yoyp2018 for more information on how to apply. 

Download the guidance and criteria notes here.  

Planning and delivering your event with young people

From the logo to the website, the Year of Young People has been co-designed with young people right from the start, and we want to ensure that co-design continues. 

The below Top Tips document is aimed at event organisers and should be read alongside the Co-design Blueprint. It highlights some key things you may not have considered to help you connect with and involve young people in the design and delivery of your event. This document also contains some guidance on policies and procedures around working with and protecting young people.

Top Tips for Event Organisers

Additional Funding Support

If your project does not fit the criteria of the event programme managed by EventScotland, there may be other funding routes available. A list of other potential funding routes can be found by visiting yoyp2018.scot/get-involved.

Partner Programme

The Partner Programme is a non-funded opportunity to align your event with the year and benefit from potential inclusion in VisitScotland promotional activity. It’s quick and easy to sign up using a digital form. You can sign up here and we will be in touch. 

Join the conversation #YOYP2018.

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