Gambling Education Youth Fund

Gain up to £1000 to create and run your own gambling education and prevention initiative

Fast Forward and the Scottish Gambling Education Hub are delighted to offer a funding programme for groups of young people across Scotland.

The Gambling Education Youth Fund can provide up to £1000 for groups of young people to create and run their very own gambling education and prevention initiative. For example, the money could be used for reasonable expenses used in the course of delivering the project, such as:

  • Materials or technology needed for the project
  • Training to learn new skills
  • Food and refreshments for participants

We are committed to diversity and inclusivity. We welcome applications from groups run by or including LGBTQ+ communities, religious, cultural, or faith-based communities, and people with disabilities.

If you have an idea for a project to increase awareness and understand of gambling-related issues, we want to hear from you!

Who is it for?

Groups of young people (aged 11-25) based in Scotland. We will also consider applications from groups of parents and caregivers based in Scotland.

Fund criteria

Is led by, or involves a group of young people aged 12-25.
Takes place in Scotland.
Facilitated by a Scottish community project, organisation or educational institution.
Detailed budget breakdown should be included (e.g. itemised stationary, fuel, meals and technology costs).

Ready to apply?

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We encourage young people to fill out this funding application themselves. However, we require an adult staff member (youth worker/teacher/support staff) to take responsibility for the project delivery and any money awarded. If this poses any issues, please get in touch.

Examples of projects we funded:

New survey for young people in Scotland – Share your views on gambling, gaming, and cryptocurrency

September 4, 2023

Are you aged 11-25 and living in Scotland? If so, we want to hear what you think about gambling, cryptocurrency,…

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Inclusive practice: Introducing our partnership with LGBT Youth Scotland

June 29, 2023

In this post, Allie (CEO) and Christina (Project Development Officer) describe our partnership with LGBT Youth Scotland (LGBTYS)  and our…

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We’re hiring – join the Fast Forward team!

March 27, 2023

Fast Forward is now hiring for the role of Project Officer in the Scottish Gambling Education Hub! We are looking for…

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Our Gambling Education Toolkit 2022 is now available

November 3, 2022

We are delighted to launch the 2022 edition of our Gambling Education Toolkit! This edition includes updated research, delves a…

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Youth Fund Showcase: The Toon, a youth-led drama production

July 11, 2022

In this post, Tina from the Scottish Gambling Education Hub shares the case study of a youth-led project funded by…

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Youth Fund Showcase: ‘The Art of Gambling’

June 2, 2022

Barnardo’s Stirling facilitated a unique art workshop, themed around the topic of gambling and its risks. Two young people got…

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