Welcome to Youth Cymru
Youth Cymru is a charity that works with youth groups, youth workers and young people throughout the whole of Wales.
Youth Cymru is a national youth work charity with an 81 year history. Our mission is to support young people to reach their full potential and have a voice in all decisions affecting them, to promote positive images of young people, showcasing their achievements and ensuring the vital role of youth work within Wales is recognised by decision makers and wider society.
What We Do
We work with youth clubs, service providers, charities, individuals and many companies in the corporate sector to help provide services and amenities for young people in Wales. Some of our services and provisions include:
- Affiliate membership
- Accredited and unaccredited training courses
- Planned events and entertainment
- Youth Achievement Awards
- Partnership schemes
- Various Projects
If you are a youth organisation in Wales you can become an affiliated member of Youth Cymru. Membership will place you on our mailing list and you will be sent information about all the opportunities that we have available. In order for young people to be eligible for entry into our events they must belong to a member organisation. If you wish to find out more about membership please go to our membership pages.
Youth Cymru is a major youth work charity operating within the whole of Wales.
Until June 7th 2003 we were known as the Welsh Association of Youth Clubs. The WAYC can trace its history back to the ‘Cardiff and District Federation of Girls’ Clubs’, which was formed in 1934. This means that Youth Cymru has been serving the needs of young people in Wales for over 75 years..
It should be emphasised that Youth Cymru neither owns nor governs clubs, and is best described as a facilitating or servicing body, with individual clubs voluntarily seeking membership in order to avail themselves of these services.
If you wish to view official public documents about Youth Cymru please visit our pages on the Charity Commission website.
Get in Touch
To discuss any of our services, membership or the Youth Achievement Awards, please contact us by pressing the “Contact Us” button.