Support NYY

Every year, North Yorkshire Youth makes a positive contribution to the lives of thousands of children and young people. Over 6,000 visit us at Carlton Lodge Activity Centre, and our work with youth projects across North Yorkshire touched the lives over 8,000 more in 2015-16.

However we work with under-25s, the outcomes are the same – we help people to broaden their horizons, to learn new things, and to understand the power of their own potential. This directly enables children and young people to engage and achieve more in their education and helps them to be better prepared and more resilient in finding employment.

But all this costs money - having 6,000 kids over to stay every year certainly takes its toll on expensive things like beds and kayaks - and we rely on income from grants and donations to continue our important work.

Here are some examples of the things we need the most, and of the ways in which you can help:

Bed Busters! We have 96 beds on site at Carlton Lodge, with just over 6,000 residents every year. You can do the maths, but that’s a lot of wear and tear! Our single beds cost around £70 to replace, and bunks around £170. Mattresses are £120 each. Please help!

Keep Kids Kayaking! Kayaking is one of our most popular activities; more than 3,500 Carlton Lodge visitors take part every year. But it’s not the paddling that takes its toll – it’s getting the boats in and out of storage and onto the lake! A kayaking package (boat + buoyancy aid + helmet) costs around £400, and you can even name the boat – a vinyl transfer of your name and logo is part of the ‘Thank You’!

How you can make a donation:

Visit our Virgin Money Giving page to make a donation using your debit / credit card or PayPal account, set up a regular donation - or even sign-up to raise funds on our behalf!

Text-a-donation - Just text the phrase 'CLOC11' followed by the amount you want to donate (e.g: CLOC11 £10 to donate ten pounds) to the number 70070. Simples!

Send us a cheque - some call it old-fashioned, we just call it much appreciated. Our postal address is NYY, Carlton Lodge Outdoor Centre, Carlton Miniott, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 4NJ.


Friday, December 7, 2018 - 15:56
Unicorn sighted in Kirkbymoorside!
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 14:20
New Home for Settle Youth Club


Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:46
Leyburn Art and Community Centre becomes NYY member

Leyburn Art and Community Centre becomes NYY member

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 11:52
Stop the Inferno

Stop the Inferno.

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 11:27
Greatwood Youth Club Project

Young People at Greatwood Youth Club in Skipton have been busy working on a photogrammetry project with the Craven Museum.  The 3D images they have created using cameras and computer software will

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 11:24
The Big Youth Sleep Out

Panda’s Blog – A night spent ‘homeless’

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 11:19
Ideas on a Shoestring

North Yorkshire Youth works with Rural Arts to offer ‘Ideas on a Shoestring’!

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 13:57
Young People get Colourful with WW1 Remembrance Trails


Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 13:12
NYY Youth Volunteer Project

NYY Youth Volunteer Project - Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do whilst also enabling you to meet new people, gain skills and experience, and have fun!  Ar

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 15:23
Stop the Inferno
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 15:22
Stop the Inferno

‘Stop the Inferno’ is a multi-agency project which we are running at Jennyfields Youth Club in Harrogate, in partnership with North Yorkshire Fire Service, North Yorkshire Police, Fairfax and Bilto

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 15:36
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 15:12
Ages Together September 2018

What an exciting start to the new academic year. Ages Together Ripon has begun and we have a high level of excitement all round!

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 15:05
Staithes Young Leaders Award

On Thursday 6th September Ian visited Staithes Youth Group, to support a group of young people from their senior youth group to start their North Yorkshire Youth Young Leaders Awards.

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 11:00
Borrowby Show

Invited to Borrowby Show by Sally from Borrowby Kidz (an NYY member group) Clare, Becca and Panda spent the day in a tent making upcycled fridge magnets with young people!

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 15:53
NYY Celebrating Yorkshire Day in Ripon

We had a busy day on Wednesday when we attended Yorkshire day to promote our work and current projects.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 13:46
BBQ and Games session held to celebrate start of summer holidays

Snape Youth Club and St.Gregory’s Youth Club celebrated their final sessions in style before breaking up for summer with a delicious BBQ, snacks and a range of fun team building and sports activiti

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 15:40
Adversity United and Cameron Osburn.

17 year old Cameron Osburn’s daily struggle with Cerebral Palsy and his own experience of mainstream football has driven him to set up Adversity United - an inclusive football club where children a

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 15:25

The excitement of the summer holiday is kicking in and lots of young people have been trying to work out what they can do with their time in the holidays that might be a little more productive than

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 15:23
Harrogate District - What has been going on?

This year has been all go in the Harrogate District with lots of great activities taking place in our youth clubs.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 14:11
Ebberston/ Allerston Youth Group Celebrate 10 Years as a Voluntary Youth Group

Ebberston/ Allerston Youth Group have just celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a day on the North Bay beach at Scarborough’s.

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 14:15
Youth Art Exhibition Now on Display!

A new exhibition created by young people from Scribble Zone arts group and Scribble Vision animation club, has now officially opened at Northallerton Library until 15th July.

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 11:31
Colburn Youth Project-Drumming Session

Young People attending Colburn Youth Project have recently enjoyed a fantastic evening of hand and scrap drumming, led by a professional musician at Colburn Library.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 14:27
Girls Residential Weekend at Playaway Eshton Grange

Greatwood Youth Club in Skipton had a Girls Residential weekend at Playaway Eshton Grange, near Gargrave.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 09:42
New LGBT+ Champions fly the (rainbow) flag for North Yorkshire Youth!

Youth Development Workers Vicki, Ian and Panda form the new team bringing LGBT+ rights to the heart of North Yorkshire Youth!

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 15:56
Youth Club Promotion Pays Off!

A Youth Club in Richmondshire has gained 22 new member in one session!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 13:19
Ages Together Bedale Group’s Grand Day Out

North Yorkshire Youth is working under the umbrella of Ex-Forces Support North Yorkshire to bring together Ex- service men and women and local young people to tell each other’s stories…

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 13:41

Bring the past alive! North Yorkshire Youth is proud to be invoved in a new iniatiative by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 13:47
Lightwater Quarries help Carlton Lodge Activity Centre

Carlton Lodge Activity Centre asked Lightwater Quarries for their help in providing some gravel.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 15:05
Youth Clubs Re-Launch

Over a dozen Youth Clubs re-open under North Yorkshire Youth North Yorkshire Youth, (NYY) based at Carlton Lodge Activity Centre near Thirsk has announced that over a dozen youth clubs in North Yor