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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News

StreetLights Detached Youth Work Project

GYT have recently appointed two new Detached Youth Workers who will be delivering our new ‘StreetLights’ Project. Lucy and Gordon are GYT’s new Detached Youth Workers and will be engaging with young people on local streets on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

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Swirls Coffee Shop

Our new ‘Swirls Coffee Shop’ will be opening in Z1 Youth Bar on Saturday 2nd March! The Coffee Shop will be run by a team of young and adult volunteers and will be open on Monday’s and Saturday’s from 10.00am-3.00pm to start off with.  

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Going Forward for South Carrick

Last night our ‘Girvan Youth Participatory Budgeting’ Group held their third annual PB Event – ‘Going Forward for South Carrick’. The group have been working on this round of PB during the winter months and their hard work came to fruition last night. 12 local groups were successful in securing funding from the event in […]

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South Ayrshire Youth Forum Awards 2018

The South Ayrshire Youth Forum Awards took place on 6th December in Troon.  GYT had 3 young people and 2 groups nominated under different categories (Citizenship, Unsung Hero, Digital Media & Art, Democracy and Community Involvement). The Youth Participatory Budgeting Group from GYT were the only ones lucky enough to win their category (Democracy), however, […]

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