Youth Leaders’ resources

Name of Funder Type of Resource Other information
Tesco community Covid Recovery fund Funding Small grants of £500 available
Arnold Clark Community Fund Funding  
Robinsons Wee Grants Funding For constituted community groups* and registered charities* working in Scotland, with a total annual income of under £25,000, that support people who are experiencing (or are at risk of experiencing) poverty, trauma or both
YTAS (Youth Theatre Arts) Multiple Resources All opportunities
Young Start Community Fund Funding Through Young Start we are offering funding from £10,001 to £100,000 to help children and young people across Scotland become more confident, so they can realise their own potential
Youth Scotland Multiple Resources From funding, to blogs to competitions and opportunities
Theatrefolk Workshops & Productions From plays to workshop ideas with lots of free resources and templates
Portland Stage – Games to Play on Zoom Online workshops – YouTube Free resource with lots of good ideas for drama games online
Positive Stories for Negative Times – Wonderfools Workshops & Productions Opportunity for groups to take part in project with a choice of 5 new plays written for young people to be performed online.  Free support available to clubs.
Drama Menu at a Distance Book Also available at Amazon.  Games and exercises that can be delivered online or in a socially distanced way
Guidance for resuming youth activity Guidance document Link found on the YTAS website.  Date of guidance document 8 April 2021
Into Film – Free resources for young filmmakers Downloadable resources Exercises for young people to do independently from primary to young adults
BFI (British Film Institute) Video resource Free resource for making an animation at home
A Beginner’s guide to Devising Theatre – Jess Thorpe and Tashi Gore Book A fairly new publication from 2 graduates of the CPP course at the RCS.  It is probably aimed more at teenagers and young adults than young children.
Drama Resource Online example of a workshop Step by step guide to one way of devising
Theatrefolk online resource How to devise a mini musical review
Shares resources for youth sector Scotland Multiple Resources Various ideas and resources for online working including guidance for safety and consent
Youth Link Scotland Multiple Resources A series of toolkits and guides to help the youth work sector navigate the Scottish Government’s route map out of lockdown
Voluntary Arts Multiple Resources Link to Voluntary Arts funding page.  Some promising funds for small community groups.
Structuring Drama – Jonathan Neelands and Tony Goode Book ‘The Bible’ for people delivering drama for exploring the world and transferable skills.  This is absolutely my first choice book when looking to structure a workshop or series of workshops for educational purposes.
Beat by Beat Press Publishers Recommendation from Spotlights – Easy-to-download materials include the sheet music, lyrics, an optional backing track, plus a lifetime license to print unlimited copies!  There are also ideas for drama games and starting points
RSC – resources for young people Website Resources for working with young people, teaching Shakespeare
BookTrust Website with links to books 6 recommendations for re-telling of Shakespeare’s stories for young people
Glasgow Film Festival Website link Community learning resources
Scottish Youth Film Foundation Website Link Community films young people
Film Access  Website Link Providing access to films for young people
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) Website Link Funding opportunities for voluntary organisations