Girvan Youth Trust

Changing Lives

Girvan Youth Trust (GYT) is a not-for-profit charitable organisation based in Girvan, South Ayrshire. Our primary aim is to engage with local young people with a view to supporting them to make positive and healthy life choices in all areas of their lives. 

GYT own and run Z1 Youth Bar,  a state of the art, multi-functional, dedicated youth centre which is located at 154 Dalrymple Street in the town. The Youth Bar is disabled accessible non-alcoholic bar, fully equipped with IT suite, Arts & Crafts Suite, Functional Stage Area and Outdoor Area. Most of our weekly activities take place within Z1 as it is a safe, familiar and friendly environment for the young people. 

Our project has a dedicated team of youth workers, volunteers and trustees who live and work in the community, and have the young people’s best interests at heart. As you look round our website, you will see the variety of work that we are involved in and would encourage you to get in touch if you want to find out more…

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Music on the Prom

Sunday saw the ‘Spectacular Season Finale’ of this year’s Music on the Prom 11 week programme.   We kicked off the season with ‘Scotland Rocks’ back in June and our ‘Finale’ saw us finish with BOTH ‘Men of Motown’ and ‘Simply Rod’ a Tribute by James Frew. 

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PB Team Residential

Heather, Davy and the Youth Participatory Budgeting Team went on a Team Building Residential to Outward Bound Trust’s Loch Eil Centre. Aaron gave us a few sentences about their three days away; “The time away with the PB group to a few days of team building at Loch Eil with Outward Bound was fantastic, the […]

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Project SEARCH Update

Interns are now coming to the end of their second rotations and are continuing to learn and develop new skills in their respective departments. Intern Euan Bryce, has spent his second rotation with the ranger team and says “Project Search has helped my confidence grow in work related situations”. As well as continuing to work […]

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