Young Gloucestershire (YG) is a countywide charity that supports disadvantaged young people (aged 11-25) who are facing challenges in their lives.

YG supports young people who are facing some very difficult times; whether it be a disruptive home life, caring for a family member or coping with a mental health issue. Young people turn to us for help and we offer them practical ways to find confidence and develop the skills they need to get on track and to move into a job, education or training.

YG’s vision is for young people to have the confidence motivation and skills to improve their lives. We work to achieve this vision by creating opportunities that educate, inform and inspire.

We Provide

Training and Development

YG offer a range of programmes designed to help young people gain confidence and increase their skills and knowledge so that they can take the next step in their lives.
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Practical Support

YG work with young people to deal with the challenges they face in everyday life. From advice on employment and housing to budgeting and relationships; we support young people to make informed choices.
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Community Involvement

YG support young people to engage in the local area and work with communities to provide opportunities for young people. YG believe that we need to work together in order to achieve the best for young people.
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Some Facts

1840 young people actively engaged in our services last year.
90% completion rate across all our programmes.
41,200 hours spent by young people on projects in the community.
£69,365 raised by young people for local charities.
1245 young people completed National Citizen Service.
1021 young people visited the link, our drop-in centre in Gloucester.

Latest News

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Staff from YG and Infobuzz talk about the upcoming election and why young people should make the most of their vote. 
Monday, 9 December 2019
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Claire Hope our Marketing and Communications Executive talks to us about how she was inspired by young people this week.


Monday, 25 November 2019
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Lauren Cairns Mental Health Youth Worker at The Link talks to us about the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ and how we can try to achieve them.


Monday, 4 November 2019