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Useful links

Edinburgh Leisure

Get Started, Stay Active with Edinburgh Leisure, the leader in health, fitness, leisure and sports experience across the city. Edinburgh Leisure manages sport and leisure facilities on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council.

Healthy Respect

Healthy Respect is an innovative project aimed at helping young people develop a positive attitude to sexual health and reducing unplanned teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.

YouthLink Scotland

Aim to support the youth work sector to provide effective services for young people by being the voice of the youth work sector in Scotland

National Youth Agency

The National Youth Agency supports those involved in young people’s personal and social development and works to enable all young people to fulfil their potential

Youth Music

Youth Music is a UK wide charity set up to provide high quality and diverse music making opportunities for young people aged 5-18

Policy Links

The Scottish Government

The official website of the Scottish Government.

Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator

HM Inspectorate of Education

Scotland’s Commisioner for Children and Young People


Charities Aid Foundation

CAF helps thousand of charities around the world . More than just a provider of books listing trust fund details – check out CAF’s other services like banking etc

Grants Online

Grants Online are another subscription service providing information on grant funding opportunities with a fully interactive and searchable database. 7 day Free Trial facility.


Profunding is a subscription service that provides news and information to all those involved in raising funds for not-for-profit organisations.

Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund’s Young People’s Fund – Scotland programme to help young people aged 11-25 learn new things and take part in healthy and positive activities that make them feel good about themselves.

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Grants for Art & Heritage; Education; Environment & Social Change; Enterprise & Independence.

Lankelly Chase Foundation

Newly formed from two well established trusts merging so check out the new guidelines in detail. Generally the trust aims to concentrate on smaller charities and want their grants to be effective and to achieve something which would otherwise not happen or to sustain something which otherwise might fall.

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