Granton Youth (GY) was established in 2002 and registered as a charity with Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (SC031622).
GY provides opportunities for young people aged 11 – 27 years living within the North Edinburgh areas of Granton, Wardieburn, Royston, Muirhouse and Pilton to engage in youth work, informal education and programmes supporting their involvement in positive activities and learning opportunities.
GY is recognised through its service delivery of open youth work, outreach work, detached streetwork, counselling, volunteering and schools-based programmes to support and engage our local young people, who actively participate in designing services and programmes we provide.
Over the next two years our key priorities will be to continue to support local young people in all the current settings including; clubs, schools, in their community and, to fill the gap in provision which we have identified, supporting young people at home.
Working with parents and young people to facilitate more positive relationships. Providing practical, social and emotional help to bring about stronger families and more confident and happier young people.
In order to achieve our goals and outcomes and continue to be a financially sustainable organisation we will continue to seek support from a variety of funding bodies.
Projected costs based on our current ambitions for the year ending March 2020 will be £231k. This will increase to £242k
in the period ending March 2021.
It is anticipated that 90-95% will come from local and national funding bodies/trusts with the remainder from volunteering of time, skills and resources.
Granton Youth (GY) has pleasure in providing an updated Strategy to 2021 that takes account for our key objectives and ambitions for young people within North Edinburgh. This is a dynamic document that will be reviewed on an ongoing basis but forms the foundation and guiding principles of our work.
Objectives and principal activities:
A holistic programme to support local young people at GY, in school, in their community
and at home. Offering practical, emotional
and social support through facilitation, empowerment and challenge – across the various projects and services we offer – to enable young people to reach their true potential.
The values which underpin our work combined with our commitment to delivering high quality services, support us in achieving the ambitions we have for young people in north Edinburgh.
This Strategic Plan places young people at its centre and supports us to move to the next level of delivering quality services and programmes which are needs based and achieve the best possible outcomes.
We are confident that this strategy provides a roadmap for connecting with young people an supporting them to reach their full potential.