Opportunities Funding Social Innovation Competition Area: ScotlandDeadline: 30 July 2018 Firstport is celebrating Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018 by looking for individuals with the most exciting, innovative and enterprising new ideas for working with and for young people. The Social Innovation Competition offers three £5,000 awards - including the Young Social Innovator category open to applicants aged 16 to 30 - combined with tailored support to refine and develop these ideas.Eligible applications must involve innovative ideas and solutions to social issues or challenges affecting young people aged between 8 and 26. This could be through giving them access to new opportunities, helping them to overcome barriers and inequalities, or improving their quality of life. Priority will be given to projects working directly with young people, as opposed to those whose main activities are directed at providing benefit to other organisations. Applicants must be aged 16 or over and permanently resident in Scotland. Visit the Firstport website to read case studies of previous competition winners, guidance notes and access the application form.