Edinburgh Youth & Children’s Work Strategy Launched

On Tuesday 22nd March Edinburgh Youth and Children’s Work Strategy launched with an event at Edinburgh City Chambers.

It was great to see a range of organisations involved and in attendance from voluntary sector, statutory and uniformed organisations. Large and small organisations were credited alongside the vital role volunteers play in youth and children’s work.

Pictures of the event can be found on our Facebook page thanks to 6VT.

The full Youth and Children’s Work Strategy will be available shortly…we will keep you posted!

Anyone desperate for a read we do have some hard copies of this, so feel free to get in touch or pop by our offices to collect a copy. 

Not a Member of LAYC ? Why ever not ?

Tis the season to be jolly … and past that time for member groups to have completed their online rejoining process .

Still not re-Joined ?

Get in touch with LAYC now if you can’t find your emailed renewal link.

 And if you now find yourself without insurance cover  ( IT EXPIRED ON 30th NOVEMBER )

 then Groups should contact




At Youth Scotland  (Tel ; 0131-554-2561 )

Membership Forms 2016/17

Group Membership

Membership Only 2016-17

Membership of LAYC, Youth Scotland and UK Youth

Membership Fee – £150

Membership PLUS Insurance 2016-17

Includes all the benefits of Membership of LAYC, Youth Scotland and UK Youth     PLUS insurance package via Youth Scotland

Membership Fees – £290(for under 100 members/contacts) 

                                    –  £350 (for over 100/under 500 members/contacts)

At quarterly intervals the fees are discounted to reflect the period of membership remaining. Check the membership forms for the details.

For groups with over 500  members please contact LAYC  – essentially you join as “Members Only ” and then get a direct quote from the insurers but still at the  LAYC/ Youth Scotland  insurance cover  heavily discounted rates .

Please note that if a group does not re-affiliate by  30th November they will no longer be covered by the Youth Scotland insurance package.

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Press Release

Grants report approved 2nd time round

Following the recent approval of the further revenue grants report, the elected members sub group who were tasked with overseeing the new scheme is to be re-convened to undertake a ‘lessons learnt’ look at the whole process. This was one of the major outcomes of the Education Children, Families Committee’s February meeting who expressed concerns about how the grants process had been managed.

On the grant recommendations the report was virtually unchanged with the exception of the creation of a fund to support the establishment of breakfast clubs in disadvantaged areas. For those groups who had been allocated what they had received previously, there was a further sting in the tail with an additional 5% cut across all those groups.

The ‘commissioning’ of some youth work provision was also been put back to April 2017 creating a chance to develop a genuine co-produced commissioning strategy in the intervening months. In the meantime groups who were granted contracts on reduced funding levels until September 2016, it remains unclear as to what happens in the 6 month gap up until the start of the new commissioning period of April 2017.

The LAYC Chairs & Managers Group have written to request a place on the Elected Members Review Sub-Group as they are keen to contribute to this review so that groups don’t have to go through such a difficult process again.

The next issue for those who have received grants offers is to agree ‘funding agreements’. LAYC has been working with the Chairs/Managers to see if a set of ‘ground rules’ could be agreed in advance to ensure a more equatable approach is adopted and applied consistently.

The revenue grants report 2016-19 can be found on LAYC’s home page alongside the Small Grants Re-port which was approved at the March committee and to which LAYC had a deputation.


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