Tobacco Grants – awards for summer work!

Over the last few weeks we’ve had a number of member groups enquiring  about accessing the tobacco grants and after helpful discussions with NHS Lothian, we are delighted to be able to re-open the grants for the summer. This will enable groups who would want to work on the project over the summer months and into the start of  the school term to take that forward with the support of a grant of up to £750.

The deadline for applications is Friday 20th June with groups being advised within a week so they know if they’ve been awarded a grant which means it can incorporate it into their summer programmes. The grant/project will need to be completed by the end of September.

An application form can be downloaded from this link and can be submitted either by email to or by post to the LAYC office address.

We need your help to plan our future!

LAYC’s board and staff are currently working on the next 3 year development plan for the organisation which will run from 2014 to 2017. 

Member’s views of what we should be doing and how we should be doing it will be critical to us and we are looking for your help to shape that through a short e-survey which you can access via this link:  which will take you direct to the survey to complete on line.

It will take a couple of minutes to complete but will have a real impact on helping LAYC determine its future priorities.

We suspect you get inundated with requests for these kind of surveys but rarely  from us and so if we can access a few minutes of your precious time then we’ll genuinely appreciate that. The survey will close on Monday 16th June.

Go on tell us what you think!

ASC Charter launched

Over the past few months LAYC has been working with some after school clubs and the Children and Families Dept to develop a ‘charter’ that would capture what it means to work co-operatively and how we recognise that in the community based/parent lead ASC sector. This is part of the City of Edinburgh Council’s commitment to sustaining and developing after school clubs and building a ‘co-operative capital’.

The ASC Charter was launched  at Murrayburn Primary School with over 50 representatives from across the after school sector and beyond from. The formal launch was done by Cllr Paul Godzik, Convenor of the Education, Children and Families Committee following excellent inputs from Grant Gillies, Headteacher from Dalry Primary School, ably assisted by two young members of their club, Georgie Robertson from Childcare Connections, Anne McPhail, a parent & committee member from Craiglockhart ASC and finally, Robbie Ormiston a young staff member from Liberton ASC. And all ably chaired by Aileen McLean, Senior Education Manager for Early Stages.

Working with a number of member after school clubs on piloting the Charter is the next phase with the charter going live as part of LAYC’s membership come October.

For further information about the charter and its roll out contact Ian Boardman at

Membership 2013 – 14 – Discounted rates

LAYC Membership and Insurance

Discounted Rates – 1st May 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

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.

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