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The Create18 Fund, powered by Young Scot on behalf of EventScotland provides young people in Scotland aged 8 – 26 with the opportunity to celebrate and engage in the Year of Young People 2018 by staging their own unique event that will showcase their talents and abilities in their own communities across the country.

£42,000 will be distributed to groups all over the country and from fashion shows to community Lego Build days, there's something for everyone. 

21 teams have been successful during round 1; listed below. Round 2 closed on the 22 January 2018, and announcements will be made soon. 

The funding is distributed by a panel of representatives from Young Scot, Communic18, EventScotland, Creative Scotland and the Scottish Government. 

How do I attend these events?

Click the link in each event description to find out more about the event and how you can attend.

More events coming soon!

Have you seen information in the press or media about lots of exciting events being announced in round 2 of this fund? Don't worry! We're working hard behind the scenes getting everything in place with event organisers and will upload the information here as soon as it's confirmed.

Cupar Identity Inc. Dream Team

Location: Fife
Event date: 08/06/2018

As part of our LGBT group; Cupar Identity Inc. will run some art sessions where we can create a piece of art work that promotes our group and shows how art can be used to promote inclusion, positive mental health and encourage everyone to get involved in art no matter their skills or talents. We are hoping that this event can encourage more young people from the LGBT community to get involved in our group. We also aim to raise awareness of the diversity in our rural community and use art at the way to showcase our skills and talents to everyone. We aim to work with a local artist to develop this piece over several sessions and then hold an event to unveil the piece to community. We hope to have this as a physical and digital piece so that we can promote this to the online community too. Check out the event page here.

Scottish Dragons

Location: South Lanarkshire
Event date: 20/06/18

A showcase event within the Whitehill Community Centre where the new 'Hub' is. The objectives are: To demonstrate the learning of young people, to promote the learning opportunities on offer within the community, to raise the profile of the community learning hub, advertise the event using all areas methods available social media, newspapers, word of mouth, partner agencies Plan, organise and perform a show demonstrating the diversity of the learning taking place, use all learner groups to perform in the event. Check out the event page here.

Youth Legacy Ayrshire

Location: South Ayrshire
Event date: June 2018

We will host an annual awards night where we will celebrate and showcase the invaluable work carried out by an inspirational group of Sports Leaders and award those who have excelled within their roles as well as recognise the whole group and thank them for their work and encourage their long-term involvement within volunteering. Find out more here

Recharge Youth Managers

Location: East Lothian
Event date: 23/06/18

A sports event where Recharge Youth Centre Staff complete in various sports with young people. The event will be open to the community and there will be various healthy snacks etc for everyone taking part. Find out more here.

The Incredibles

Location: Argyll and Bute
Event date: 23/06/18

This event is a family party day where we invite local people living in Rothesay, including the new Syrian refugee families, to come and discover our many different cultures through our traditional food, fashion and music. We will provide traditional food from our countries for people. We will have a fashion show looking at our traditional and modern dress, e.g. fashion for the hijab. We will also, throughout the day, play music from our different countries for people to experience. We will finish the day with typical dances from our many countries. We will invite everyone to join in and learn the dances for a final celebration at the end. We will also include some Scottish music so we can have a multi-cultural Ceilidh to end the event! The event would be part of Refugee Week Scotland. Find out more here.

Fife Council, CLD (Youth Action Group) - Music Mash Up!

Location: Fife
Event date: 15/06/2018

We're organising a music event to showcase local musical talent. Our group has links locally with youth projects delivering music for young people e.g. Burntisland Music Project and Kirkcaldy YMCA. We will invite local young people to perform at the event and we're looking for Fife young people and families to attend. This will give young people the chance to show their talents and to promote our youth projects. We also hope this event will raise the profile of young people, planned and organised by young people, performances by young people, and for young people. We want to show adults and the community what we can achieve and that we do care about our local community and want to make it a better place. Find out more about this event here.

75th Anniversary Event

Location: South Lanarkshire
Event date: 30/06/2018

We will host a 75th Anniversary Fun Day. The event will celebrate 75 years of Carluke Young Farmers. We want this event to bring everyone in our community together, celebrate the hard work and achievements of our members over 75 years, recruit new members by sharing what we do and create good news stories to portray our young members positively. Find out more here.

Speyside Arts and Crafts Club

Location: Moray
Event date: 25/06/2018 - 30/06/2018

An exhibition to showcase our arts and crafts. We will take part in the art workshops and will take responsibility for planning, organising and creating our own exhibition which will be open to the wider community of Moray. We are looking to take part in a painting and drawing workshop, a sculpting workshop, a wood working workshop and a papercraft workshop. We are planning a 7-day exhibition of the work we create from the workshops, allowing us to showcase our talent to our community. We want to involve the community in running the exhibition and encourage all the local schools to come along. Find out more about the event here

The Doing Group

Location: Glasgow City
Event date: 13/07/18

This event is be a one-day symposium, bringing together a programme of young people from around Scotland who have creative practices concerned with shaping the future. Our generation faces huge social and environmental crisis ahead and yet we are rarely given the space to empower one another and imagine change for ourselves. This event would showcase the ideas of young people in which they use creativity to contribute to future change. Find out more about the event here.

Mid Argyll Youth Forum

Location: Argyll and Bute 
Event date: 04/08/18 - 05/08/18

We will run workshops in most of the villages using Lego as a tool to have conversations in Mid Argyll through-out the year with a coming together to showcase all our Lego builds. We will also invite other residents through-out Argyll and Bute to bring their builds along to showcase too. We hope families will come together at building workshops and it doesn’t matter whether your 8 or 80 you would still be able to participate. We always have to learn about what we are building before we get to actually build the model. For example, we were building a really big model of the Eiffel Tower and we had to learn all about it and do a presentation on our findings. We even built a Wind Turbine which we had to do a project on renewable energy. We don’t have a special event in our village and we would like to start one in the hope that this one would be the start of something that we could do on an annual basis. Find out more about the event here.

Twist and Hit Cheerleaders

Location: Renfrewshire
Event date: 27/06/18

The event will be a day of workshops comprising of fun activities, games, skills and drills, healthy eating session, sport psychology/confidence building sessions for children of all ages. Come along! Find out more about this event here.

South Lanarkshire Young Sports Panel

Location: South Lanarkshire
Event date: June 2018

Two events in different locations will take place so we are more accessible to young people from across South Lanarkshire. We will give young people an opportunity to be active and have a celebration of young people. We will link with local facilities, sports clubs and other local activity providers to offer a fun day of different taster sessions. We will use funding to promote our event with flyers, posters and banners in schools, universities, youth clubs, sports centres and further on social media. We will also like to be able to provide young people with merchandise for example a pen or wristband which will promote our group and the YoYP 2018. We will need to pay for professional coaches for them to deliver fun activities on the day. All these activities will relate to sport and healthy lifestyle for example fitness class taster sessions, specific sport sessions with friendly competition and presentations about health
and nutrition. We will provide participants with bottled water and a DJ will create an exciting atmosphere to get participants pumped up! 

Blair's Belles

Location: Falkirk
Event date: 23/05/2018

We are a group of young women who live in HMYOI Polmont. We will hold a “bridging the gap” coffee morning and tasting session. We will showcase all we have learned and the skills we have developed as a team. We will also provide a presentation on what we have learned and what the benefits were. We will give out our cookbook here, we will also make copies available in the Learning Centre, Library and Life Skills Area. Find out more about this event here.