WHAT IS AN INDIVIDUAL YOUNG PERSONS GRANT?

You can apply to The Holywood Trust for a grant if you are a young person normally resident in Dumfries and Galloway and require financial support to move your life forward in some way.


Our priority age range is young people aged 15 – 25 years old, however, occasionally The Holywood Trust will consider applications from young people aged 12-14 years if the young person is disadvantaged or especially talented/skilled in a specific area such as sports or the arts. The Holywood Trust does not normally accept applications from children under 12 years old, however if you feel you have an exceptional case, please contact The Holywood Trust to discuss at funds@holywood-trust.org.uk.

WHAT CAN IT FUND?

Some examples of the support provided to Individual Young People include:


– To purchase household items for a young person leaving care.
– To contribution towards college and university expenses (excluding additional or
post-graduate degrees).
– To participate in sporting and cultural activities at regional, national or international level.
– To purchase musical instruments or sporting equipment.

This list is by no means exhaustive. If you are in any doubt please contact The Holywood Trust, and we will be pleased to speak with you.

HOW TO APPLY?

STEP 1.

Click “APPLY HERE” and register an e-mail address which is used by you only. This is important because it will be used in the processing of your application, and for re-setting passwords etc.

STEP 2.

Once you have entered your e-mail address, another screen will follow which requests some basic details about you. After submitting those details, subsequent e-mails will be sent to you which will provide you with access to the Grants Management System (GMS).

STEP 3.

On reaching GMS, you will then need to finish the registration process and create a unique password for your user account.

STEP 4.

Having completed this, you will be able to create an application to The Holywood Trust and submit. Once your application is submitted, an automated e-mail will be sent to you confirming submission.

Please keep a note of your application reference number and quote this if you are contacting us.

Please note that if you are a support worker or adult, completing a form on behalf of a young person, please complete and return the following form to us before registering.

We do not make retrospective awards and to allow at least 4 weeks for your application to be processed.