A sustainable, community-owned asset that provides recreational, social and learning opportunities for children, young people and young adults.

About CYP

Callander Youth Project Trust was established in 1997 and became a Company Limited by Guarantee in 2002. We are a charity with over 20 years of experience delivering services for young people in the local area. We work closely with various local groups, including McLaren High School, Callander Primary, Stirling Council and the Callander’s Landscape Partnership.

In 2012 we completed the purchase of the old Bridgend Hotel. This building now hosts our office as well as being the site of our social enterprises. Our holiday accommodation and functions have allowed us a new avenue for providing employment opportunities to local young people.

Our board is made up of a group of dedicated individuals, who bring together a diverse range of experience from different sectors. This includes backgrounds in hospitality, charity governance, education and youth services.

Our Scottish Charity Registration number is SC025649. Click here to view our Certified Articles of Association.

Mission Statement

CYP aims to improve the quality of life of young people, aged 9 – 29, in Callander and the surrounding rural area. This means maximising their potential through access to the best possible recreational and learning facilities, support and resources.

We will do this by:

  • Providing employability and training pathways for young people.
  • Offering person centred 1-1 and group support.
  • Providing high quality activities that broaden skills, knowledge and experiences.

Our Logo

Our new logo was designed by Katie Carmichael as part of our 2020 rebrand. Katie’s design was inspired by the wooden beams on the hostel façade. The three elements work both independently and together, to emphasise the interconnected nature of the different components of CYP’s work. Combined together, the logo alludes to the different pathways available to the young people we work with. You can find more of Katie’s work on her website.

Thank you to the following funders for their support: