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LAYC SERVICES A-Z

A-Z of LAYC Services is now available to view / download Here

Small Grants for Youth Groups: A Quick Guide

Youth Scotland have produced this 4 page publication which has information about a number of small grant schemes for youth groups which includes a comprehensive list of links on the back page, that voluntary run youth groups and volunteers might find useful.

Download the publication as a PDF

Youth Group Games

Youth Group Games is a website LAYC has just been made aware of… first impressions are that it seems a really useful source of games for youth workers.Games of all sorts – some you might recognise and some that might be new to you (and some which have been given a wee twist ….for example there’s a section on different seasonal twists to games like the Mars bar game or the fancy dress relay and other “New Games Book” standards.It’s all clear and simple with explanations on how to run the games and nice to see the sectionon “Setting up a Youth Group” too! Give the site a visit, give the games a try …and give us a wee bit of feedback here at the LAYC office. What worked particularly well? Maybe you have you a different website you’d like to tell us about?

Membership 2013 – 14 – Discounted rates

LAYC Membership and Insurance

Discounted Rates – 1st August 2014 to 31st October 2014

We are now offering discounted rates for affiliation and insurance to LAYC as we move through the membership year and Membership and Insurance discounted forms are now up on the website to enable your group to take out part year membership.

Membership forms along with guidance notes and an outline of the benefits of membership was sent out to all current members in mid October. If you can’t find them or they got lost in the post please either contact LAYC for forms to be sent out or download them from the website.

 ‘Membership Only’ and ‘Membership and Insurance’ Application Forms

  • If you require membership only (ie not including Youth Scotland’s Insurance package) please complete in the ‘Membership Only’ form.
  • If you require membership as well as insurance, please complete the ‘Membership and Insurance’ form.
  • Groups with more than 1000 members should contact Youth Scotland for an individual insurance quotation for the group.

If you are no longer the contact person for the group and recieved the membership mailing then please pass on the form to the relevant person AND advise us you are no longer the contact person as any delay may affect getting the insurance in place.

Towergate are Youth Scotland’s insurance brokers, and if you would like a quotation for any other additional cover or you have any queries regarding insurance, please contact Lynne Tumilty on 0141 223 6907 or 0844 980 6800 or email Lynne.tumility@towergate.co.uk

We do hope that you decide to re-affiliate to the LAYC/Youth Scotland network and benefit from the raft of support services on offer to affiliated groups as outlined in the Benefits of Membership. )

We look forward to receiving your renewal form for 2013/14.

Advice on HR – FREE SERVICE

LAYC’s HR and Employment Service is currently offered by Law at Work who provide a wrap around support service to assist all member groups deal with the issues that employing staff often crop up.

From two free telephone consultations on employment matters, however major or minor, to free places at their employment update seminars and access at reduced rates to specific seminars on key employment issues. You can also access a suite of template employment policies that you can access via the Members Only part of LAYC’s website which are regularly updated to ensure they meet current legislation and case law.

So as we ‘start’ a new term remember this is a service that is there to support managers and committees/boards alike in what can be a complex and scarey place.