Community empowered to sustain project


A group of people from Lundwood in Barnsley are providing vital work in their community, thanks to 18 months of support from The Youth Association’s ‘Adopt the Outdoors’ project. Support from the Big Lottery Fund has allowed our youth and community workers to develop people’s skills, increase access to training and volunteering and improve community … Continue reading Community empowered to sustain project

Eat on the Street


With support from Leeds Community Foundation’s Healthy Holidays programme and FareShare Yorkshire, our team has been hitting the streets of Leeds throughout the summer, with our Eat on the Street programme! In Sutton Park and Killingbeck, children, young people and parents took part in sporting, arts and outdoor education activities, whilst being provided with lots … Continue reading Eat on the Street

Hexthorpe working together to achieve a common goal


Our team in Hexthorpe has been on a mission this summer: We have teamed up with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to support local people, and particularly younger people, to clear litter in Hexthorpe and brighten up some of the streets with new planters.   After two weeks of hard work, local people have cleared 36 bags of … Continue reading Hexthorpe working together to achieve a common goal

Bradford young people set for latest community clean-up


Throughout July, young people in Bradford have been preparing to unleash the next stage of their ongoing community action work; to create safe spaces for children and young people to play. Youth workers Meranda and Saleem have been supporting the group to plan the work. The young people will be bringing parents and neighbours on … Continue reading Bradford young people set for latest community clean-up

Funding for young people’s heritage projects in Yorkshire and the Humber


Young Roots Programme Funding for young people’s heritage projects in Yorkshire and the Humber The Heritage Lottery Fund’s Young Roots programme offers grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 for young people to work with organisations to explore and share their heritage. Young people can get as creative as they like in interpreting what heritage means … Continue reading Funding for young people’s heritage projects in Yorkshire and the Humber

Minster Law walk the Yorkshire 3 Peaks for TYA


Local solicitors ‘Minster Law’ recently teamed up with The Youth Association to take on the infamous Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. On Saturday 10th August seven Minster Law employees and a youth worker completed  the challenge in 11 hours and 20 minutes and raised a total of £1664.50 for the charity. It was the most difficult challenge they’d ever faced! … Continue reading Minster Law walk the Yorkshire 3 Peaks for TYA

Where am I?


Charlotte is a young person who has been involved with The Youth Association for the past year. She has taken part in a range of activities including Take Over Day, Leeds Youth Council and Interview Panels. Charlotte is registered blind and leads a very independent life. She is a role model to many young people. … Continue reading Where am I?

'Young people's involvement in decision making'


The UK Government, through the Department for Education, has published a paper called ‘Young people’s involvement in decision making’. This paper puts forward ideas about how the UK Government should support, and involve, young people in public decision making. It focuses on the more formal ways young people have their say, outside of school – … Continue reading 'Young people's involvement in decision making'