Youth Arts Sustainability Grant

The Bold Collective’s Sustainability Grant is OPEN for proposals. Deadline to submit a proposal is 5pm on Friday 14th June 2024.


What is the Sustainability Grant? 

The Bold Collective are a youth-led cohort who aim to reach young people across the city through cultural workshops, events and community-led opportunities.  The Sustainability Grant is an opportunity for young people to apply for a small fund to deliver a project, increase the capacity of their practice, or access materials to improve their art-form. All proposals must have a strong focus on sustainability and environmentally friendly practice.

The Bold Collective believe that all young people have the right to be creative and that the arts really do change lives for the better. 

The Bold Collective invites young creatives (aged 16-24) to submit proposals to be awarded up to £500 for a Sustainable Project, Session or Development which will be taking place between July 2024 – November 2024. You can apply for the Sustainability Grant as an individual or group. The fund can support a maximum of six projects between July 2024 and November 2024.

The grant can be used towards; 

  • Projects which take place in Glasgow with a sustainability focus or  environmentally friendly aspect
  • Pilot projects or new partnerships (partnership between Bold Collective members are encouraged)  
  • To support activities going online/digital with an environmentally friendly aspect
  • To support the commissioning of a freelance artist(s) to carry out a piece of work that benefits the local community or a community of interest  in a green/environmentally friendly way
  • Materials, equipment and/or digital costs for a practice or workshop (although this must not exceed 30% of the total amount asked for) 


A grant will not be awarded to; 

  • Anyone outwith our funded age range of 16-24
  • Projects that will take place outside of Glasgow 
  • Cover costs that are not ‘business or trading’ related such as someone’s personal rent or mortgage 
  • Cover historical costs, such as an item purchased before 14th June 2024
  • Someone other than who the grant was intended for (it cannot be passed to someone else or another organisation in need)
  • Pay off a debt 
  • Projects that do not have a sustainability focus to their work or practice 
  • Proposals submitted after the deadline of 14th June 2024
  • Projects or spending which takes place after 1st November 2024
  • Proposals seeking more than £500 from the grant


How to apply

Applicants are encouraged to read the Guidance Document carefully before submitting a proposal. The Project Proposal Form should be submitted no later than 5pm on Friday 14th June. Proposals submitted after this date will not be considered. 

 If you require the form in another format or have any other access needs, please email our current Youth Arts Coordinator Lily at

We will be hosting an information session on zoom on Monday 13th May, sign up here:

Please submit proposals to with the subject Sustainability Grant Application.

Bold Collective Sustainability Grand Guidance Document 2024.docx

Sustainability Grant Project Proposal Form 24.docx

2023 Sustainability Microgrant Awardees

Thalia Groucott

The food focused craft group is a group which runs once a month at Rumpus Room. It is a space for 16-25s who are interested in food and/or crafts to come together, try new crafts, and discuss the food system or just eat homemade cake. 

The group is organised by Thai Grou (@toesgrow on Instagram) and has been running since April 2023. The Youth Grants Sustainability Funding was the first time the group received funding, and it provided the opportunity to discuss the sustainability aspects of food in more detail. The first session used plastic food packaging to make textiles while we discussed the waste in the food system, while for the second we made a collaborative tablecloth while discussing the broader food system. 

Kyra Zapf

Kyra’s project sought to create historical garments in a sustainable way to show that “slow fashion” is indeed possible and the older methods of sewing and creating fabric are more sustainable.

Jillian Mendoza

‘Let’s Make Friends’ was a workshop that involved crafting characters out of recyclable materials one can find at home! The completed models were then displayed at the church hall for other people to see.

Anne Flynn

New life in discarded art:

I wanted to breathe new life into art that had been discarded and thrown away; I decided to focus on creating physical art using recycled materials.

I spoke to local people in charity shops who were throwing away items at recycling bins.

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