Young Start

Distributed by: Big Lottery

Young Start aims to create opportunities for children and young people aged between 8 and 24 to help realise their potential.

Confidence, enterprise and health are key outcomes which this funding will support but it is expected that we will fund a wide range of projects.

  • Minimum award: £10000
  • Maximum award: £50000


  • Disability sport
  • Equipment
  • Coaching
  • Projects specifically targeted at young people
  • Projects specifically targeted at students
  • Community sport
  • Projects designed to engage people in sport
  • Outdoor sport


  • Not-for-profit club or community group - with governing Document

Other notes

We cannot accept Young Start applications from schools, statutory bodies such as local authorities or health boards, individuals and sole traders, profitmaking organisations, non-departmental public bodies and government departments.

Date published: 12 August 2016
Date updated: 30 November 2021


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