Welcome to YMCA Tayside

We are passionate about empowering young people.

This empowerment takes many forms, depending on the young person and their stage in life. For some, it is simply providing a safe space to grow and develop. For others, it may be offering employability programmes to help  build a positive future, and for others it is meeting and supporting them in their own communities.

We provide a variety of youth work services and support programmes to young people aged 8-25, mainly from disadvantaged backgrounds. This includes those who require early intervention, those who are underachieving, those who have addiction issues, offender’s and those who have become homeless.

At YMCA Tayside we consider each individual young person and how we can best support them to take their next step.

Schools Work

Raising attainment for young people across Perth & Kinross


Standing on Atholl Street, the 130-year-old St Andrew’s and St Stephen’s building is being transformed into an advanced youth centre for young people across Tayside.

Universal Youth Work

Universal Youth Work is open to all young people aged 11 to 19 and provides spaces for the young people meet, socialise and to be themselves.

Church and Community Partnerships from Life and Work

  Church and Community Partnerships Is this a familiar scenario? Your church has little or no involvement of young people. You wish to set up a project working with children and/or teenagers, and while you might have enthusiastic volunteers in…
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Living Museum

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NHLF) and with support from Historic Environment Scotland, the Living Museums project takes an in-depth look at how the museum sector can appeal to and engage young people aged between 14 and 21.…
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