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What we do

Kirklees Youth Alliance CIO (charitable incorporated organisation) is a membership organisation for VCSE youth organisations across Kirklees, West Yorkshire.


We support the development of good quality community youth services and positive activities for local children and young people aged 8+.


Our core team provides infrastructure support to member organisations including training, help with funding, policies and procedures and networking opportunities.


We represent our members on local decision-making bodies (e.g. Kirklees Youth Development Programme Board).

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Information & Guidance

Automatically receive youth work news including funding information, job vacancies and youth voice opportunities as well as receive one-to-one support and guidance for your organisation.

Free Training

Access to free training courses (e.g. Awareness of Youth Gambling and Gaming, Youth Mental Health First Aid, Level 2 Youth Work Practice).

Networking Opportunities

KYA holds quarterly online network meetings for members.

Enjoy meeting other groups from across the district and sharing good practice and ideas.

Free DBS Checks

As well as offering bespoke safeguarding training to your organisation, we will organise DBS checks for your volunteers free of charge.


How can you


We are always looking for new partners to work with.


Financial donations and other resources for community youth projects welcome.


Gain valuable skills (or “help out”) at local youth sessions.

Youth Provision

With regional partners, we are developing a quality assurance framework which aims to ensure that young people across Yorkshire and the Humber receive the highest quality youth services possible.


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Key Partners



We are delighted to launch our website and new membership process a year after we registered KYA as an independent CIO (charitable incorporated organisation).

We hope our members find lots of helpful information.



KYA Network Meeting

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Kirklees Children & Young People's Partnership

Watch this space.

Kirklees Youth Alliance AGM

Watch this space.



As an organisation we want to support the community youth sector to access relevant low (or no) cost training.



We include information on potential funding streams in our monthly newsletter and signpost our members to other sources of information.


Youth Opportunities

A key role for our members is to encourage young people’s participation and involvement. At KYA, we hear about lots of amazing opportunities for young people.


Member Application

KYA is a youth work charity and we promote and support organisations who deliver youth activities that align with 4 key youth work principles:

  1. Active participation & empowerment of young people
  2. Anti-discriminatory & inclusive practice
  3. Voluntary participation of young people
  4. Informal & non-formal education

Our Vision is for a vibrant community youth sector across Kirklees. Anyone who wants to further the cause of KYA can become a member.

We have 4 categories of Membership:

  1. Delivery Organisations – VCSE (voluntary, community & social enterprise) sector organisations delivering activities or opportunities to young people aged 8-17 (24 with SEND and other vulnerabilities) in the Kirklees area. The aim of the activities must be the social, personal or educational development of young people.
  2. Suppliers – organisations or companies who have skills or products that can help or enhance the work of our Delivery Organisations e.g. training providers, creative practitioners, community food workers etc.
  3. Partners – Local charities or social enterprises offering support or advocacy services for young people in Kirklees, locally elected politicians, public sector colleagues.
  4. Business Supporters – Local businesses or entrepreneurs who want to “give something back” to their community. You might have resources or skills to donate e.g. space we could use for training, trades people that could carry out small repairs, time that you or your workforce can give, employment opportunities you want to promote/ skill shortages that you want to address

Which Category of Membership are you interested in?

Organisation Name*

Lead Contact Name*


Email Address*

Mobile Number*




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What current regular activities do you provide? (max 190 characters)

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Where do you run sessions? (select all that apply)

Type of Activity (select all that apply)

Target age group (select all that apply)

Do you consent to your email address being saved in our Mailchimp account for the purposes of sending you our monthly newsletter and other key communication?

Would you like to receive our monthly newsletter?

Do you consent to your information being listed in our Members’ Directory?

Are you happy for us to contact you regarding the Quality for Youth, Bronze Standard, visit and checklist?

Would you like an invite to our yearly AGM?


KYA Associate Member Application

Business or sole trader's name*

Lead Contact*

Email Address*

Mobile Number*

Website address

Facebook address

Instagram address

Twitter address

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What product or service are you offering for the community youth sector?* (240 characters max)

Would you like to receive the monthly members’ newsletter and other key communications?

Do you give consent for the information you have provided to be transferred into an entry in the Resource section of our Toolkit (part of this website)?


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