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Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund – next deadline 26th October

22/02/2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Are you aged 11 – 25 and want support with a creative or artistic idea? Why not apply to the Nurturing Talent Fund?

Creative Scotland’s Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund aims to support the artistic and creative ideas of young people aged 11 to 25.

We want to award funding to young people that show ambition, enthusiasm or talent in their chosen art form and require some financial support to develop or promote this further.

Funding may also be awarded to those who face significant barriers to access, such as rural isolation or additional support requirements.

Who is eligible for funding?

You must be aged 11 to 25 years old and live in Scotland to be eligible for funding.

The fund is open to both groups and individuals who can apply for a minimum of £50 and maximum of £1000.

Details of all group members should be included on the application form and the majority of the group should be aged 11 to 25.

Your application, and the ideas behind your application must be led by young people and therefore should be written by young people, unless there is a specific reason this is not possible (e.g. dyslexia, learning difficulty etc.)

We will not accept applications that are not directly from young people.

We will consider all costs, except for:

  • Fees, or the subsidy of fees for workshops/courses/auditions. However, support with travel and/or accommodation to attend a workshop/course may be considered for exceptional circumstances – e.g. rural isolation, additional support requirements, and affordability.
  • We will not fund participation in competitions or any associated costs.
  • Activities which have already started.
  • The purchase of equipment (with the exception of rented equipment for a one-off performance or similar)

When are the deadlines?

The next deadlines for applications are:

  • 26th October 2018
  • 22nd February 2019

How do you apply?

If you would like to apply you can fill in an online application.

Alternatively you can download the application form, and the guidelines which we’d recommend you read before filling out an application.

Once completed you can send the application to us by post or via email.

Time To Shine – Nurturing Talent Grant Fund
Young Scot
Freepost EH1077
EH12 0BR

Email: codesign@young.scot


8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Creative Scotland
0845 603 6000