Scarborough District Children & Young People’s Fund

The Scarborough District Children & Young People’s fund has been developed to increase opportunities for children & young people to thrive in the Boroughs of Scarborough District. In particular it will help promote good mental health and wellbeing.

During the pandemic crisis, poor mental health and wellbeing in children & young people in the Scarborough District has become an increasing concern. In response, the Scarborough District Children & Young People’s fund will provide grants and support to local voluntary sector groups that are working to address this issue.  We have already delivered one round of funding and eleven organisations are currently delivering activity.

This programme is focusing on participatory grant making (PGM) being at the heart of delivery. PGM means that Two Ridings Community Foundation has built on the feedback from the groups funded in Round 1.  We will involve young people in the development of ideas, design and delivery of projects. There will be an opportunity for local representatives and young people to get involved in decision making, if you are interested in this please get in touch with Tasha .


The fund aims to;

  1. increase and/or improve mental health and wellbeing provision for children and young people in Scarborough District.
  2. empower young people to develop their own initiatives.
  3. enable young people to take an active role in the designing and delivery of activities in their communities.
  4. involve young people in the decision-making process of the allocation of this fund


Size of grants

there are two levels of grants available.

Grants up to £500 – organisations can apply for up to this amount to support young people design, develop and even lead on their own project. Funds can cover some staffing support but we do not expect a clear budget as this is something you will work through with the young people.

Grants up to £5000 – organisations can apply for up to this amount for activities which seek to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. If you would also like to apply for the £500 develop young people led activites please just complete the application form for grants up to £5,000 and there is an extra question to complete.

Who can apply?

Applications will be accepted from:-

  • constituted voluntary and community groups
  • registered charities
  • co-operatives
  • social enterprises
  • community interest companies (CIC’s will be subject to additional scrutiny as outlined in our FAQ’s)


How to apply?

Before applying, please read the Scarborough District CYP Guidance Notes for this grant scheme carefully.

Applications are only considered complete when all supporting documentation has been received, either attached to the online application or emailed to

When to apply?

The second round of applications closed on 29th November 2021.


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