The organisation covers a wide area across Edinburgh with youth work services working in Southside, Holyrood, Old Town and Dumbiedykes areas, and training services working with young people across Edinburgh and the Lothians. Read More
The organisation has grown from delivering specialised services to a small number of young people to an organisation that delivers a broad range of services to a large number of young people. Read More
Measuring Impact can be Fun!Dec 18 2014
And we at CY believe that it’s important to demonstrate that what you do actually makes a difference.
Whilst many other organisations are winding down from their festivities, Canongate decided to ratchet it up a gear and spent last Friday together (Board, staff, sessional staff, play rangers, and volunteers) sharing evidence about its three key outcomes for young people. To recap, our vision is for children and young people n Edinburgh and the Lothians to be healthy, happy and secure, belong in their communities and become confident and fulfilled adults.
The following presentation outlines some key pieces of Cy’s work over the last year, some of the examples of where our work made a difference and finally our pledge to engage with every young person in South Central. (song extract is from Canongate Youth's campaign for the People's Millions written and performed by Stevie Palmer. Recorded and Co-Produced by Jason Kyrone. Keyboards by Dave Smith).
Canongate Youth Wins the People's MillionsNov 27 2014
Canongate Youth’s Old School Cafe has won the battle for the public vote and £38,000 of lottery funding in STV’s The People’s Millions TV competition.
Canongate Youth asked the public to vote for their innovative Old School Cafe project on Tuesday this week, and found out on STV East’s news programme last night that they had won. The cafe will train unemployed young people whilst providing a much needed welcoming and affordable space for the community. It is expected that renovation work will start in January 2015 and the cafe will open on the 1st April.
Debbie Ure the project’s Employability Team Leader states: The Old School Cafe was piloted during the Edinburgh Festival, and it was a tremendous success, with almost every young person who took part moving into work or training. There has been a lot of public support for the project. Winning the People’s Millions will allow us to refurbish 2 kitchens and make the cafe a really nice space that values its customers. One of the kitchens will be used specifically to train unemployed young people, and the other will serve as our cafe area. I would like to thank everyone who supported us and invite them to The Old School cafe next year.