LAYC is open to not for profit groups providing youth & children's work opportunities and operating in Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian or West Lothian. As a Member Group these are some of the benefits you will receive:

A Welcome Affiliation Pack

Look out for your welcome pack arriving with full details on the range of benefits Member Groups receive. 

Access to an Insurance Scheme

A comprehensive and tailored insurance package including public liability, employers liability and contents.

PVG Application Support

LAYC can support Member Groups to comply with Disclosure Scotland requirements and save Groups the annual registration fee of £75.00, using our simple online PVG form.

HR & Employment Support Service

Provided by Law at Work this Member Group support gives access to professional employment law advice and legally produced employment policies that are regularly updated and adaptable.

Discounted training course fees

LAYC's annual training programme runs between October and June for staff and volunteers. Member Groups get priority and discount on course fees.

Free Job Adverts and Publicity

Advertise your organisation’s event or recruitment opportunities through LAYC’s weekly e-bulletin reaching over 1300 subscribers.

Resources to Support Youth & Children's Work

LAYC has access to a range of resources that can support the delivery of youth & children's work within Member Groups…if you're looking for something specific just ask!

After School Club Support

Regular After School Club Managers Forum (Edinburgh only) to share  best practice, discussions on matters of concern and support. Various dates throughout the year

Funding support

Various topical small grants are available throughout the year and through the Youth Scotland network.

Funding news is also advertised through LAYC’s social media channels

Access to Dynamic Youth Awards

10 free Challenge Sheets – worth £50 – available on request from Youth Scotland. Youth Achievement Awards support also available

Youth Work Managers & Board Support

Regular updates on Partnerships & Steering Groups where LAYC represent Member Groups (Edinburgh only) Regular forum meetings include an opportunity to share learning around specific topics and areas of concern

Advice, Support & Information

Advice, support and information is available for all Member Groups about news, issues and practice…just get in contact to ask

Application Forms for new Members

Membership ONLY

Membership of LAYC, Youth Scotland and UK Youth

Membership Fee


Membership WITH Insurance

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

Membership Fees

From £300

For groups with over 500 Members and requiring insurance please contact LAYC directly .



Renewing your Membership online

  • 30 days before your membership is due to expire, you will receive an email with a membership renewal link
  • When you click on the link, you will see your group’s renewal form
  • This will be populated with your group’s information from last year
  • Please update the form with any changes

See the download below for a quick guide to the renewal form


The Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership scheme is managed and delivered by Disclosure Scotland. It helps makes sure people whose behaviour makes them unsuitable to work with children and/or protected adults, can't do 'regulated work' with these vulnerable groups

PVG Scheme Records and Update applications can be processed by LAYC on behalf of Member Groups (saving Member Groups the annual organisation registration fee)

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