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 is now inviting 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 is now open (7 March 2017).
Potential applicants must contact EventScotland to discuss their proposal in advance of preparing an application. If you are currently supported by EventScotland and have an allocated Event Manager then please discuss directly with them in the first instance.
Once applicants have discussed their proposal with EventScotland and are eligible to apply, they should complete the application form which will be sent to them.
The deadline for applications is Monday 12 June 2017 at 12pm (for events taking place 1 January – 31 December 2018).
Contact us by phoning 0131 472 2313 or by emailng firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
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
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