Kirklees Youth Alliance


Opening Doors


Kirklees Youth Alliance is a new umbrella organisation for community groups providing positive activities for young people across Kirklees, West Yorkshire. KYA was created by a partnership of third sector organisations to develop a new model of youth provision that could plug the gaps left by a reduction in the council’s youth services. These organisations now sit on a steering committee and the alliance is run on a day to day basis by development manager, Susan Greenwood.

KYA Vision, Mission & Aims


A vibrant community youth sector across Kirklees.


KYA and its network of VCSE providers are working towards high quality open access youth provision, based in the heart of communities, that encourages the development of young people’s life skills and enables them to play an active and responsible role in their community.


1.  To provide a strong collaborative community youth sector providing high quality youth work across Kirklees.

2.  To be the voice and influence of the sector when working with partners and stakeholders

3.  To identify funding and opportunities to develop programmes that are guided by young people and delivered by local community youth organisations.

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