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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Living Wage Employer Accreditation

We are delighted to announce that Girvan Youth Trust are now a Living Wage Scotland Employer! Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Girvan Youth Trust receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.50. This rate is higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s of £8.72 per hour introduced in April 2020. The real […]

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SCVO Scottish Charity Awards 2020 – Finalist!

Our very own Erin Murdoch has been shortlisted for national charity award! Run annually by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the Scottish Charity Awards celebrate the best of Scotland’s voluntary sector. This year’s shortlist includes 45 individuals and organisations from charities and voluntary groups across the country. While a judging panel will determine […]

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COVID 19 Response

Thanks to a grant from Foundation Scotland and The National Emergencies Trust’s Response, Recovery & Resilience Fund, we have been able to form a response to the COVID 19 Pandemic which allows us to distribute monthly theme Packs to our young people.   Since April, we have distributed over 790 Packs to local young people.  […]

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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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