We are Elgin Youth Development Group. We were established in 1998 in response to the fact that young people did not have a place to meet and socialise.  We provide a café space that is at the heart of the various programmes and projects we offer young people in Moray.

The role of our organisation has changed over time and in line with the evolving needs of our young people.  We have been recognised for the outstanding work we do including the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, Healthy Living Award, numerous Moray Young Citizen Awards in both the group and individual categories and most recently we were awarded the YouthLink Scotland Community Based Youth Work Project of the Year 2019.

To support the work we do, we run a social enterprise, called The Inkwell that hires out meeting rooms and a kitchen space as well as offering catering services.  The addition of the Inkwell allows us to offer a supportive workplace to young people who face barriers to accessing employment.

Support EYDG

You can support the project in a variety of ways

Online Shopping

By using EasyFundraising every time you shop online you raise money for a charity of your choice.


Any donations, small or large are helpful for our project!

Becoming a Volunteer

We’d love to have you on board to help with the project in person!
You are all very inspirational role models doing amazing things leading young people through the most influential times of their lives!
Sally Henderson

I am so thankful for the Youth Cafe because without the amazing staff I wouldn’t be who I am today. If you are interested in volunteering, the youth cafe is an amazing place to do it. There are so many amazing opportunities!
Emily Burns



Elgin Bid’s Charity of the Year 2022

YouthLink Scotland’s
Community Based Youth Work Project of the Year 2019

Elgin Bid’s Charity, Voluntary and Support Group of the Year 2018

  Golden Award from the Rank Foundation

TSIMoray Social Impact Award Runner Up 2017

TSIMoray Community Impact Award Runner Up 2017

TSIMoray Young Entrepreneur Award Runner Up 2017

Queens Award for Voluntary Services 2010