The organisation is recognised as an innovative and creative model of youth provision providing a wide range of formal and informal activities that promote the social, emotional, personal and educational development of children and young people.


yipworld is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status with Memorandum and Articles of Association governed by a voluntary Board of Directors.

We are partnered with and work alongside many local schools in Ayrshire, such as:

The Robert Burns Academy | Dalrymple & Littlemill Primary School | Netherthird Primary School | New Cumnock Primary School | Galston Primary School | Muirkirk Primary School | Sorn Primary School | Mauchline Primary School |
We aim to provide engaging & fun activities & opportunities for all the young people we work with.

Directors Are...

Simon Leitch Interim Chairperson | William Cuthbert Vice Chairperson | Kathleen Aitken Secretary | Stewart Birrell Treasurer | Colin Smith Director | Evelyn McBride Director | Christopher Ross Director | Ann Nairn Director | Jillian D-Agostino Director |  Neill Watts Elected Member/Director | Claire Leitch  Elected Member/Director | James McMahon Elected Member/Director | June Kyle Elected Member Director

Simon Leitch Acting Chairperson

William Cuthbert Vice Chairperson

Kathleen Aitken Secretary

Stewart Birrell Treasurer

Colin Smith Director

Evelyn McBride Director

Christopher Ross Director

Ann Nairn Director

William Crawford Elected Member/Director

Walter Young Elected Member/Director

Claire Leitch  Elected Member/Director

James McMahon Elected Member/Director

yipworld Timeline


Opened the doors to re-furbished venue in Cumnock serving the town and surrounding communities. Funded by East Ayrshire council Social Inclusion Partnership.


New Opportunities Fund successful bid for Before and After School Care Project


Tackling Drug Misuse fund – provision of outreach youth work to rurally deprived communities with a focus on early intervention to tackle drug and alcohol misuse


Cookies Creche – pre-five model complemented by the need for support for young parents on the verge of post-natal depression.  NHS Ayrshire & Arran Health Visitor and Midwifery team worked with young Mums and babies cared for by staff in yipworld. Funded by BBC Children in Need


Scottish Government Rural Challenge Fund – Training the Towns Initiative – yipworld became an S.Q.A. Accredited Centre with Learn Direct Branding for I.T. training and employability support Ayrshire Leader – Pathways to Progress Initiative – ten young people engaged in one year employment and training for the world of work – 100% successful outcomes


Ayrshire and Arran Tobacco Tax Fund – complete installation of industrial kitchen and launch of McCrae’s Café in honour of the late Councillor McCrae – a proud supporter of yipworld


Five year feasibility study and Sustainability Plan commissioned by Social Inclusion Partnership


The introduction of the T.A.R.D.I.S. – Training and Recreation Delivered in Situ – fabulous mobile internet Iveco Daily Van with satellite 24/7 internet access for rural communities – cocktail of funding The Tudor Trust; Ayrshire Leader; Scottish Government; NHS Ayrshire and Arran; East Ayrshire Council


Introduction of Stage One Inspiring Scotland 14:19 Fund for ten years investment to work with children and young people to contribute to raised attainment and positive destinations in mainstream education; further education; training and ultimately employment Launch of PULSE Recording Studio – Adam Ingram MSP funded by The Minerals Trust and BIG Lottery Young Start Fund


Men into Childcare Initiative – 11 young men trained and engaged in learning and achieving qualifications in childcare – this contributed to the gender imbalance in childcare; nursing and teaching


Plus One Franchise successful partner funded by BIG Lottery in partnership with YMCA Scotland – provision of quality mentoring support for children and young people aged 8 to 14 years


The Out and About Consortia Bid – provision of support to lonely and isolated people living in rural communities


Scottish Government People and Communities Fund – provision of The Training Terminal – originally shop based drop-in training and employability support ‘shop’ in Glaisnock Shopping Centre – continues in yipworld venue