Membership Benefits

Membership of LAYC means that you have access to a whole range of services on offer from LAYC.  As a member you will receive:

  • A Welcome Affiliation Pack containing information on a range of benefits of affiliation to one of the largest youth and children’s network
  • Membership of Youth Scotland and access to the LAYC/Youth Scotland insurance scheme – a comprehensive and tailored insurance package including public liability, employers liability, contents -costs less than others available- and a range of other services
  • PVG Scheme Applications – LAYC can carry out these checks  on behalf of your group saving time and money (We only invoice for what Disclosure Scotland charge). (For groups unable to comply with Disclosure Scotland / CRBS organisational requirements – saving £75.00 annual organisation registration fee)
  • Top quality Employment Law/HR Support & Training from Law at Work –  Two FREE telephone consultations per year –  get a professional opinion by simply picking up the phone
  • Member discounted access to a tailored auto enrolment service which will get groups set up to meet their auto enrolment requirements provided by
  • FREE Membership of Borders Scrapstore who have regular openings at Fisherrow Community Centre, Musselburgh and Inch Community Centre in Edinburgh
  • REDUCED FEES for member groups Access to a comprehensive range of training courses and events that are affordable, accessible and relevant.. Priorities given to member groups for training places
  • FREE Job Adverts and Publicity for your own events through LAYC E-Bulletin sent weekly to over 1250 subscribers
  • Priority Booking and Subsidised Fees for members on a comprehensive range of relevant, accessible and affordable training opportunities
  • Membership of the Co-operative Charter for after school club members with access to co-operative grants, mentor support and governance advice along with other benefits (Edinburgh only)
  • Access to regular grants programme with awards of up to£750 for Youth Tobacco Action Grants along with training and support to address tobacco issues
  • Access to Dynamic Youth Awards including 10 free Challenge Sheets – worth £50 – available on request from Youth Scotland and Youth Achievement Awards (additional fee to Youth Scotland)
  • Access to LAYC “ Members Only” section of website with password protected access to a wide range of useful resources , policies, programme ideas, toolkits etc
  • Copies of “Fast Networks” journal and featuring information on youth and children’s work and issued at least once a term
  • Access to support and advice from experienced staff on topics including child protection, risk assessment etc

For more details about the benefits of affiliation to LAYC please view or download  the Membership Information and Guidance Notes for 2015/16 by clicking here. Membership year runs from 1st November 2015 to 31st October 2016

Membership  2015-16 (membership of LAYC, Youth Scotland and UK Youth)

  • As detailed above except for the insurance cover

Membership Fee£150 Download the form

Membership & Insurance 2015-16 (membership of LAYC, Youth Scotland and UK Youth)

  • Includes all the benefits of Membership Only PLUS insurance package via Youth Scotland

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

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                                     – £340 (for over 100/under 1000 members/contacts)

For groups with over 1,000 members please contact LAYC for a tailored quote from LAYC and the insurers.

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.