Youth Scotland is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, and governed by a board of elected and co-opted trustees.

Youth Scotland is a charity with a solid governance structure, including a board of elected and co-opted trustees and detailed Articles of Association. From those:

The Charity's objects are to assist young people in Scotland to be confident, resilient and ready to reach their full potential; the Charity will aim to achieve this by supporting a network of youth groups and delivering services which help young people to learn, succeed and make positive contributions to their communities.

In particular the Charity aims:

  1. to encourage young people in Scotland aged from 5-25 years of age to find new interests, to form positive relationships with other people, and to contribute to developments in their own and the wider community;
  2. to encourage young people in Scotland to organise and conduct activities for themselves, thus learning to aspire and achieve, accept and handle responsibility;
  3. to provide training and other support for volunteers and paid workers who support the development of young people; 
  4. to encourage the involvement of young people in Scotland in a range of projects (delivered in Scotland or elsewhere) which contribute to their development and their local communities;
  5. to support a thriving network of diverse organisations that use a youth work approach.

Youth Scotland registered office: Balfour House, 19 Bonnington Grove, Edinburgh EH6 4BL.

A company limited by guarantee. Registered in Scotland No.125456. Scottish Charity No. SC000501.

Our ICO registration number is: Z479109X.

Youth Scotland is proud to be a Living Wage employer.

Living Wage 

On this page you can find out more information about what a Living Wage means and why we remain committed to valuing our employees and rewarding them a fair, Living Wage.

Youth Scotland has opted to meet the UK Living Wage of £9.30ph, above the UK Government’s ‘national living wage’ of £8.21ph.

Why Pay a Real Living Wage That Meets the Costs of Living?

The Living Wage Foundation describe the main reason to be an accredited employer as, “Living Wage employers are committed to going above & beyond for their employees. For them, being a responsible employer means every one of their employees earning a wage that is independently calculated to be enough for them & their families to live on, not just the government minimum. At the heart of the Living Wage movement is the simple idea that a fair day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. “

Further information

If you'd like to find out more about the benefits of paying the Living Wage, and to find out how it is calculated, please go here.

For more information on why employers should consider going the extra mile and becoming an accredited Living Wage Employer please go here.

You can find a full list of accredited Living Wage Employers based in Scotland here.

Annual Accounts

You can view and download a copy of our audited annual accounts 2020-21 below.

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