Criminal justice and social projects in Aberdeen and Shetland are in line for a share of £5.9million of lottery funding.
The funding from the Big Lottery Fund goes to eight initiatives across Scotland.
A total of £824,567 has been awarded to the Aberdeen Foyer, which was established in Aberdeen in 1995 in response to concerns about youth homelessness and unemployment.
It aims to support young people to make informed decisions about their future careers, health, relationships, housing and finances.
A joint project between Shetland Council and Police Scotland will be given a further £321,500.
Led by Shetland Islands Council and sponsored by the police, the scheme aims to target children with early intervention to stop them getting involved in crime.
They will do this by undertaking research with families and professionals.
Big Lottery Fund Scotland chairwoman Maureen McGinn said: “This early action approach aims to support people to overcome problems before they become harder to tackle.
“Each of the initiatives receiving funding today brings together voluntary and public sector organisations to redesign and re-organise their services, placing the focus on more preventative work.
“I am delighted that, thanks to National Lottery funding, these initiatives will give a voice to children, young people and families and also women in the criminal justice system and will involve them fully in shaping service delivery, now and in the future.”