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Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund


Are you interested in developing your skills in one of the following areas?

  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Film
  • Visual Arts
  • Literature
  • Digital Arts

Sometimes creative talent needs a little bit of financial help to reach its full potential.

Whatever your creative passion, look no further than the Young Scot and Creative Scotland’s Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund.

Who can apply?

Anyone aged 14-20, living in Scotland. Both individuals and groups can apply for funding ranging from £50- £600.

In the case of group applications, details of all group members should also be provided and the majority of the group should be aged between 14 and 20 years old.

Can I apply for funding on behalf of an organisation?

Applications from professional arts organisations, schools or other educational institutions will not be accepted.

What kind of thing can I apply for?

The fund provides financial support to help nurture talent in a number ways. From recording a demo with your band, to putting on an exhibition of your own artwork, and lots more in between.

For more info on what you can get funding for check out the application guidance notes linked in the related section at the bottom of this page.

How do I apply?

You can complete an application form onlinedownload the printable application form, or call the Young Scot Infoline for free on 0808 801 0338 to request an application by post.

The deadlines for applications are:

  • 26th June 2016
  • 28th August 2016

Please note that you must include two references (one of whom cannot be related to you) when submitting your application. One of your referees must also be available to offer support and guidance throughout your project.

More information can be found in the Application Guidance Notes.

Once you’ve completed the application form…

Email it:


Post it:

Young Scot
Freepost EH1 077
EH12 0BR

Applications are assessed by a Grants Panel comprising of young people from the National Youth Arts Advisory Group and staff from Young Scot and Creative Scotland.


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