Our members make us who we are

They are the driving force behind everything we do, bringing a unique blend of passion, expertise and energy to supporting Scotland’s young people.

With over 100 members from national youth work organisations to local authority providers and community-based groups, our membership represents the diversity and strength of the youth work sector. 

We’re proud to stand beside them as they work in partnership with young people to create a brighter, happier, fairer Scotland. 

Join us and become part of a movement dedicated to creating a brighter future for Scotland’s young people. 

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Friends of YouthLink Scotland Member Benefits
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Our Membership Directory


Membership type
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) is the local authority for the Na h-Eileanan Siar area, encompassing the islands of Lewis, Harris, Uist & Barra. The Community Learning & Development Team (based within the Community Engagement Unit) delivers a wide range of support for youthwork, adult learning and capacity building in communities and leads on the delivery of the CLD partnership Plan.
01851 600501 Website
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Disability Equality Scotland
Disability Equality Scotland is a national charity working to make life more accessible, equal and inclusive for disabled people in Scotland. We promote access in its widest sense and extends beyond physical access to include access to information, access to inclusive communication and inclusion in decision-making, whether with planners over inclusive design or transport providers about accessible travel. We represent the views of individuals with any type of impairment, as well as disability organisations and groups who share Disability Equality Scotland’s values.
0141 370 0968 Website
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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a life-changing experience. A tool to develop essential skills for life and work. A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers. 14-24 year-olds can do a DofE programme at one of three levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Any young person can do their DofE. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.
0131 343 0920 Website
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
Dumfries and Galloway Council's Youth Work Service is an integral part of Our Council's Communities Directorate, and operates under 5 overarching service priorities: Community Based Youth Work; Youth Work in Schools; Youth Democracy & Participation; Wider Achievement and Accreditation and lastly support to and collaboration with the Third Sector. The Youth Work Service works with young people aged 12-25 to provide a range of universal and targeted opportunities across Dumfries and Galloway for young people to get involved in.
01387 260243 Website
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Dundee City Council
Dundee CLD Youth Work is an educational practice contributing to young people’s learning and social development. CLD Youth Work delivers learning opportunities and activities that allow young people to engage with: • Health and Well-Being • Skills for Life, Learning and Work • Volunteering • Diversionary Programmes • Participation and Engagement
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East Ayrshire Council
East Ayrshire youth work services have been designed to ensure that young people have opportunities to be active and healthy, that they are consulted and listened to in decisions about things that affect them and promote active citizenship in our communities. Services ranging from transition youth groups, community youth groups, equalities, leadership/awards, youth voice and active participation in both school and Education.
01563 576354 Website
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East Dunbartonshire Council
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East Lothian Council
We promote and deliver the council’s community empowerment aims. We work collaboratively with other council services and community organisations, including Area Partnerships, community councils and voluntary organisations - to make a difference and help reduce inequalities. Youth work sits as part of the Connected Communities teams that will work to deliver the East Lothian Partnership’s outcomes.
07813968823 Website
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East Renfrewshire Council
East Renfrewshire’s CLD team provide young people aged 12-25 and adults (aged 16+) with skills for life, learning and work including addressing personal, social and educational development, active citizenship, and individual health and well-being issues. Our offer is developed in dialogue with communities and participants, and by using a person-centred approach, they are empowered to identify individual and collective goals, to participate and take action to make changes for themselves and their communities.
0141 577 3658 Website
Enable Communities
Enable Communities is part of Enable, Scotland’s leading organisation of and for people who have learning disabilities. Founded in 1954, our vision is that communities are welcoming places for people who have learning disabilities, where they are valued, respected and empowered to participate as equal members of society. ENABLE Communities supports over 2000 children, young people and adults to participate in community activity through grant-funded projects across Scotland.
0300 0200 101 Website
Falkirk Council
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Fast Forward
Fast Forward is Scotland’s national youthwork organisation specialising in risk-taking behaviours, prevention and early-intervention. We work with children, young people, and the adults in their lives, to promote health and wellbeing through education and training, towards children & young people achieving their full potential, reaching positive destinations, leading fulfilling lives and contributing to their community.
0131 554 4300 Website