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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In the midst of this #COVID19 pandemic, we’re delighted to share some AMAZING and EXCITING news with you… We are delighted to let you all that we have been successful in securing funding from the William Grant Foundation to keep StreetLights, our Detached Youth Work Project, running for another 2 years! In the last 12 months, the […]

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Virtual Bingo Night!

On Friday 15th of May, Team Hand in Hand held their first ever virtual family bingo night on Zoom. Hand in Hand Juniors and Hand in Hand Seniors came together for one large night of virtual fun! There were 21 people in attendance, 4 of which were the Hand In Hand youth workers and everyone […]

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We currently have a vacancy within our team for a new Z1 Project Co-ordinator. For more details on this post head to our Vacancies page

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Project Manager Appointment

GYT are delighted to announce that former Project Co-ordinator Donna Westbrook has been appointed as our new Project Manager. We’re excited to start the new year with new leadership and are looking forward to supporting Donna in this role and letting you all know about our exciting plans for 2020! Donna officially started her role […]

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