YCSA Cooking Club with Propagate


Every Monday, from 6-8pm (beginning the 20th of January) we are co-running a cooking workshop for 8 weeks at The Point, which is located at Queens Baptist Church, 180 Queen’s Drive, G42 8QD.

The sessions are for young BME people (black and ethnic minority) aged 12-18 years old living in the Govanhill area, and they are completely free to attend!

If you want more information, follow our Facebook and/or Twitter pages to keep up to date – we will put up what’s on the menu or pics and info from previous sessions too.

You are also more than welcome to call us on 0141 420 6600 or email us on enquiries@ycsa.org.uk if social media isn’t your thing!

Look forward to hearing from you, or just seeing you there!

Tel: 0141 420 6600
Email: enquiries@ycsa.org.uk

Career Kickstart: new programme from YCSA and SDS

Career Kickstart: new programme from YCSA and SDS

Every Tuesday from 11th February to 17th March at YCSA

Youth Community Support Agency (YCSA) in partnership with Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will run workshops over February and March 2020 to help young people with their employment prospects and give information on Modern Apprenticeships.

  • We will use teambuilding and drama based activities to teach interview techniques and develop presentation and communication skills
  • We will provide lunch and travel expenses to participants
  • Proposed time every Tuesday from 12:00 – 16:00

Please see the attached flyer for more details on programme content.

Who is the course for?

  • Young people aged 16 to 24 who want to move into work but need some careers guidance.
  • Young people who would like to get paid for work while training in their chosen career sector
  • Young people who can work independently on job search and updating CVs with minimal supervision

We are especially keen to encourage young people from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds (BME) to come along as people from these backgrounds are particularly underrepresented in Modern Apprenticeships.

If you are working with any young people aged 16 to 24 from this background who you believe would be suitable, please fill in the referral form and send to amandabrown@ycsa.org.uk .

If you can share this within your networks or on social media, we would greatly appreciate it! Feel free to share this or any of our social media posts to anyone you think could benefit from this.

Tel: 0141 420 6600
Email: enquiries@ycsa.org.uk




YCSA needs your help! This project is an opportunity to help us gain some important funding that can help us provide our local communities with the services we offer and want to continue to!


Twenty nine amazing projects are seeking funding for work to improve life for people of all ages and backgrounds in Ward 6 (including Pollokshields, Crossmyloof, Maxwell Park, Shawlands, Strathbungo, Craigton, Dumbreck and Bellahouston).

There are two ways to take part in our Community Vote – voting in person at the Community Voting Event, or voting online.

The community voting event is on Sunday 15th December 2019 – 11am–2pm at Pollokshields Burgh Hall    (NOT A DROP-IN EVENT – PLEASE SEE DETAILS BELOW)

Join us to support some great local community organisations, and choose your favourite ideas to receive project funding.

The event is FREE to attend and no fundraising will be taking place. The funding that will be awarded is provided by Glasgow City Council, and how it’s spent is up to you!


What happens on the day? 

Arrive by 11.00am to register for your vote –  You need to be registered by the time we start to be able to vote, so it’s important to be on time.

If you’re not sure whether your area is part of Ward 6, check by entering your postcode on this webiste and then clicking Multi Member Council Ward below the map. It should say Pollokshields, which is the official name for the wider Ward 6 area – which is where YCSA is!


There will be a chance to mingle and ask questions, as well as enjoy some delicious food.

Next comes the vote! Choose your five favourite projects, and give a vote to each one. Everyone will be asked to post their completed voting sheets in a sealed ballot box.

The projects with the most total votes will be awarded funding, moving down the list of projects by number of votes until the money runs out.

Finally, we’ll announce the results and celebrate!


If you can’t make it on 15th december? vote online now!

If you can’t make it along, you can still vote online at www.ward6.communitychoices.scot before the event.

Online voting will be open until 1pm on 15th December, and the results will be combined with the votes from the event when these are counted.

Please be aware that you can’t vote both times, so only vote online if you’re sure you can’t come to the Community Voting Event.


Can you help us spread the word?

We want as many local people as possible to have their say through Ward 6 Community Choices. Please can you spare a moment to share this information?

You can help us by forwarding this email to anyone who might want to apply, who knows of us and other local projects.

Need more information?

All of the details are available at the Ward 6 Community Choices. You can also contact them by email at  ward6cc@crer.org.uk. If you can’t use email, telephone 0141 418 6530 (you may have to wait for a call back).


Also, please feel free to contact us at YCSA to give you more information about this opportunity!

0141 420 6600 / enquiries@ycsa.org.uk

Tel: 0141 420 6600
Email: enquiries@ycsa.org.uk

Survey to feed into the National Youth Work Strategy



If you have been helped by any youth work services in the past and would like to feed into the National Youth Work Strategy, please fill out this survey by Youth Link. https://www.youthlinkscotland.org%2Fnews%2Foctober-2019%2Fsurvey-the-future-of-youth-work-in-scotland%2F%3Futm_content%3Dbufferac573%26utm_medium%3Dsocial%26utm_source%3Dtwitter.com%26utm_campaign%3Dbuffer%26fbclid%3DIwAR2AbQl6PjJ-VciOUAFltRGCClLrRcaRFob3Dqkr_54V3-G5DO1atiP7PKc&h=AT2WDBdEFA-ha4-1AVoAZdaEIFmPSIvlvKNxA9lHvxtP-KO4urIfdOUx0yxeaDsnxv4YXnO9CJeOHa-ijFjIiiOMoy1Iz8yowIwnkwTChlzqdjkFP6nPw7a9jI86lP-fbrakyQ

Tel: 0141 420 6600
Email: enquiries@ycsa.org.uk