Young people with physical or mental disabilities can get up to £7,500 from the Independent Living Fund Scotland’s Transition Fund.
Disabled young people from the north-east are being urged not to miss out on grants to help them try a new activity such as sport or music.
The Independent Living Funding Scotland has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of its Transition Fund, which offers grants of up to £7,500.
The #TrySomethingNew campaign is aimed at young people aged 16-21 to with physical or mental disabilities who could benefit from more social interaction or community participation.
The fund, which was launched last year, has £5million to give out each year.
It can support young people to learn to drive, to purchase sporting equipment or to join a class or club in the region.
Since the launch of the Transition Fund, 700 young people have won awards.
ILF Scotland chief executive Peter Scott said: “It’s been wonderful to watch the fund positively impact so many young people.
“We want to reach more young people from across Scotland as they transition into adulthood.
“This period in a young person’s life can be challenging, especially for those living with a physical or mental impairment.”
Young people aged between 16 and 21, living with a physical or mental impairment in Scotland, are encouraged to apply.
Those aged 15 are also eligible to apply, with successful applicants receiving their funds when they turn 16.
Applications for funding can be made directly to ILF Scotland via its website at www.ilf.scot/transition-fund