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Grants for Youth Theatre 2021

What: Grants of up to £3000 for youth theatre projects focussing on  issues of inequality, environmental impact, or social justice
Status: Closed for applications

The scheme enabled youth theatre groups and freelancers across Scotland to adapt their practice and deliver targeted activity with children and young people.

It supported successful groups to make COVID-recovery adaptations, and aimed to  enhance the capacity of Scotland’s youth theatre sector to address issues of inequality, environmental impact, or social justice through their work.

As well as receiving funding, successful groups were paired with one of our experienced Allies in Residence. The Allies have years of experience in these topics, and provided support to groups embarking on new projects in possibly-unfamiliar territory. 

Both organisational and freelance members of YTAS were invited to apply to help establish new practices or enhance existing plans. The funds aided the development of practice which resulted in a positive impact on young people.