Granton Youth (GY) was established in 2002 and registered as a charity with Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (SC031622).
Our home: Working out of Royston Wardieburn Community Centre, GY provides opportunities for young people aged 11+ years, and their families, living within the North Edinburgh areas of Granton, Wardieburn, Royston, Muirhouse, Drylaw 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 and their families in all the current settings including; clubs, schools, in their community and in their homes to provide support for young people and their parents/carers.
The goal of working with parents and young people to facilitate more positive relationships is now part of our programme, in line with previous aims.. GY offers practical, social and emotional help to enable stronger families and more confident and happier young people.
In order to achieve our goals and outcomes and maintain 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 2022 will be £237k. This will increase to £242k in the period ending March 2023.
It is anticipated that 90-95% will come from local and national funding bodies/trusts with the remainder from volunteering time, skills and resources.
Granton Youth (GY) has pleasure in providing an updated Strategy to 2024 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.
We want to place on record our thanks to both the City of Edinburgh Council and the Royston & Wardieburn Community Centre Management Committee for their support during the period of our move from our previous home and look forward to continuing to develop our partnership with them and others in the coming years.
To all those who support our work
To our amazing volunteers
To our dedicated staff
Mary Q -Burnside
Manager | Counsellor | Youth Worker
t: 0131 552 6741 | 07952 369 811