Who we are
Linlithgow Young People’s Project (LYPP) is a youth project which was planted in the heart of the community, 30 years ago in partnership with the churches in Linlithgow. It’s fundamental purpose then, as it is today was to support the young people of Linlithgow and the surrounding areas in all aspects of their development. Our primary focus is to foster a sense of ‘hope’ in the lives and circumstances of young people we come in contact with.
Today we engage with over 1000 young people every year through a range of activities which enable them to express themselves in a wide variety of ways, creating opportunities for them to learn about themselves and develop new skills. The project has grown in size and scope over the years, and has gained support from the churches, the community and wider networks and organisations including Stewart Investors, West Lothian Council, The Gannochy Trust, ‘Go for it’, the Scottish Government and the Robertson Trust.
What we do
LYPP has 5 main areas of work which are co-ordinated from our office, within the ‘Lounge’ youth centre. These areas are Schools Work, Lounge activities, Health and Wellbeing, low cost holiday programmes and youth work within Bridgend. To get an idea of the scale of the work we have been involved in during 2022/23, we provided over 60 drop in youth sessions in Linlithgow and more than 45 in Bridgend. Our mentoring programme has provided 259 sessions to 26 young people and our counselling session has provided 262 sessions of accessible low cost counselling. We also run holiday programmes, school work and much more.
To find out about our recent work, check out our projects page.
How we run
LYPP is managed by a Board of 5 Trustees and a Treasurer, who between them hold expertise in financial, teaching, youth and insurance disciplines and meet 8 times per year. The day-to-day management of the project is overseen by the LYPP project manager, who holds responsibility for staff, volunteers and delivery of the organisation’s activities.
Meet The Team
On a daily basis you will find those below in our office. We couldn’t do what we do however without our fantastic team of volunteers and sessional staff.