Thank you to our incredible supporters

Partnership and collaboration was at the heart of the Year of Young People, and it simply couldn’t have happened without the support from hundreds of supporters across the country.

We were amazed by the outstanding response – with hundreds taking ownership of YoYP, running their own activity and connecting young people to more opportunities than ever before.

The Year was run by a core group of delivery partners; EventScotland events directorate at VisitScotland, Young Scot, YouthLink Scotland, and Children in Scotland, Scottish Youth Parliament and Scottish Government.

There was a national events programme, led by EventScotland, which saw more than 80 existing events and festivals, have a special YoYP part to them. You can read more about these on this page.

But the reach went way beyond this network, more than what we could possibly have expected!

With local authorities, schools, businesses, youth organisations and community groups, giving us a spread across the whole of Scotland.

We can’t name them all but here are a few examples of how organisations took it upon themselves to use YoYP as an opportunity to engage with young people.

  • National Lottery Year of Young People Fund awarded £800,000 to 92 heritage, community and sports project. Run by partners at Heritage Lottery Fund, Big Lottery Fund, and sport scotland, it was designed and delivered by young people.
  • British Council launched GlobalScotters, a digital campaign with Young Scot which embraced international and inter-cultural experiences at home and abroad.
  • One of Scotland’s top creative agency’s, White Space, supported the next weave of creative talent by opening their doors (and clever brains) to young people. They hosted ‘Bacon and Stuff’ workshops for young people to get first-hand experience of what it’s like to work in the creative industries, and also got students to design their digital Christmas card.
  • Creative Scotland launched nine year-long full time traineeships for 16-24 interested in working in the arts, screen and creative industries.