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We have been shortlisted for a RBS grant from the Skills and Opportunities Fund.  Please log on to the website and make the following programme possible by voting for us.  click here to go to the voting page

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We are Elgin Youth Development Group, a charity and social enterprise aiming to help local people of all ages to live their life to the full.

We run a wide range of projects and activities including a drop-in Youth Cafe, after school clubs, holiday and evening activities for young people and a recently-opened community kitchen and meeting hub.  We’d like your help to start the Inkwell Catering Academy in our venue hire and catering social enterprise. We’ll offer training and work placements to young people living in Moray.

Your funding will be used to create four six-month supported and paid for work placements within our venue hire and catering social enterprise for local people aged 16 or over. They will also go through a programme of 24 training and qualification courses including REHIS (The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland) Elementary Food Hygiene, child protection, first aid and modules designed to improve key life skills including finances, administration and time management.

We expect to improve the confidence, skills, qualifications and employability of all participants in the project.

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Leadership at EYDG

Elgin Youth CafeWe are seeking mature young people with proven leadership skills to take on roles that will directly impact on the future of Elgin Youth Cafe, The Inkwell and our new Community Kitchen. We are looking for young people who are looking for new experiences, keen to learn new skills and are willing to step out of their comfort zone.

Elgin Youth Development Group are seeking young leaders in Moray to shape the future of EYDG.

We are eager to hear from young people who would like to increase their knowledge of how charities and social enterprises work and who would like to provide increased opportunities for young people in Moray.

There are eight positions within this group which are listed below. A copy of the role descriptions are included in the pack attached to this email.

  • Chair of Youth Committee
  • Secretary of Youth Committee
  • Fundraising Representative
  • Moray Youth Council Representative
  • Networking Representative
  • Schools Representative
  • Training Representative
  • Youth Programme Representative

Within each of these positions, young people will have the opportunity to work closely with our Directors, our staff and our volunteers. They will have the chance to learn from experienced professionals in EYDG as well as link up with different organisations and agencies. There will be opportunities to gain valuable skills in; leadership, fundraising, events management and youth work.

If you would like to apply, I have attached a recruitment pack and an Application form above. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kate (Snr. Youth Worker)

Inkwell Community Kitchen Goes Live!

Inkwell Community Kitchen Goes Live!

The open afternoon on Thursday 21 Jul 2016 proved a huge success and has provided us with some firm direction for moving forward. A big thanks to everyone who came.

The kitchen will be opening its doors on Monday 1 August with a full week of classes  and events.

Monday – (10am – 12pm):  Cooking session with Moray Women’s Aid

(1pm – 6pm):   EYC Cookathon (FULL)

Tuesday – (9.30am – 12.30pm & 1pm – 4pm):   Zero Waste Cooking/Theory Session – the inaugural course of the Climate Challenge Fund project. Attendees will be making Soup and Banana Bread. There are still places available on this course; please contact Angela Theobald to book or refer individual places (email address:                     

(1pm – 6pm) : EYC Cookathon (FULL)

Wednesday – (9.30am – 12.30pm & 1pm – 4pm) :  Zero Waste Cooking/Theory Session.  Attendees will be making Stir Fry and Blueberry & Banana Muffins.  There are still places available on this course; please contact Angela Theobald to book or refer individual places (email address:

(1pm – 6pm): EYC Cookathon (FULL)

Thursday – (8am – 6pm): EYC Cookathon (FULL)

Friday – (9.30am – 12.30pm): ‘Cooking for One’ An opportunity to demonstrate that cooking for one can be fun and easy, as well as nutritional! Places are available for this session, please contact Penny (email address: to book/refer individual places.

If you fancy any of the classes or want to chat about your own ideas for cooking sessions, please contact either Penny or Angela on 01343 548300

Living Well Youth Worker post


The Elgin Youth Development Group

is looking to recruit a

Living Well Youth Worker

The post which is funded by Young Start is full time (37.5hrs) with a salary of £20,000 and is initially for a two-year period.

The post holder will be expected to work as a member of a dynamic youth team, specialising in work with Young People exploring mental health and self-confidence issues. For application details please contact

Closing date for this post is August 5th – click here for online details – Job description – Youth Worker living well / Livingwell youth worker – Personal Specification

The Elgin Youth Development Group is an equal opportunities employer


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New in 2016 ~ Community Kitchen

cafe plansIn an exciting development, the first half of 2016 will see the construction of the new community kitchen. The new development will provide the group with a ‘state of the art’ teaching kitchen from which many of our projects will deliver new opportunities for the community.  The kitchen development has been in the planning / funding stage for several years and is now finally going ahead.  The new development will greatly increase our ability to self-fund a significantly proportion of our annual costs.

You can keep track of progress on Twitter @inkwellmoray and there are also a selection of pictures here…