Apply for the Care Experienced Flexible Fund

Support for projects that benefit care-experienced children and young people.

What is the Care Experienced Flexible Fund?

The Care Experienced Flexible Fund is a Stirling Council initiative that aims to improve outcomes for children and young people, aged 0 to 26, who:

  • have been in care at some point in their life
  • were adopted

Professionals, young people and families can apply for some of the funding we receive from the Scottish Government’s Attainment Scotland Fund. Successful applicants can use this money to create projects or resources in the Stirling Council area that:

  • help to improve the educational outcomes for care-experienced children and young people
  • address the educational attainment gap for care-experienced pupils affected by other barriers, including poverty, rural isolation, additional support needs or protected characteristics

How to apply

You can read full guidance on submitting an application in our guidance document.

Guidance on applying for the Care Experienced Flexible Fund

If you’re a child who’s under 13, you must get an adult to apply on your behalf.

If you’re a child or young person who’s 13 to 26, you can submit an application yourself. However, you must get a support worker or other responsible adult to countersign it.

If you have any questions about submitting an application, please email us at

What happens after you apply

Once we’ve received your application, a panel will review it.

If they agree to grant it, you'll receive funds to support your project. The amount you receive will depend on the impact that your project will have on care-experienced children and young people.