Working together to support Youth Groups in Fife

Working together to support Youth Groups in Fife


Our Mission

Fulfilling Potential

The core purpose of Youth 1st is to act as a hub of information and resources to support Fife’s youth groups and organisations and their youth workers who enable young people to realise their full potential.

Core values

Core Values

Core to our charity is being open, honest and reliable in everything that we do. We work to consistently high standards embracing innovative and fun practice that enables us to help realise the fullest potential of our youth workers and young people.



Youth 1st strives to be the centre of a rich network of youth groups and organisations, providing quality and innovative services for all youth workers and volunteers who work with young people.


About us


Established over 80 years ago, Youth 1st (SCIO) is the leading support agency for youth organisations, youth groups, youth workers, volunteers and young people in Fife. Each year, a number of youth groups and organisations become members of Youth 1st. Our member groups run over 180 different youth groups and clubs for 7500 young people across Fife. Most of our member groups are organised and run by volunteers.


Our Programmes


Training Journey for Youth Workers

A menu of training for youth workers and others working with young people.



Running for over 15 years ‘Driving4Success’ is an exciting and innovative youth work initiative targeted at 14 to 18 year olds who have an interest in motor vehicles and learning to drive.



Sharing Resources; News about your Organisation; Recruitment of Staff and Volunteers; Promoting Events and Training; Promoting Fundraising Events; Sharing Ideas and Good News Stories.


Training Journey for young people

A menu of training for young people and young leaders.



Promoting physical activity, Health and wellbeing for young people, youth workers and volunteers.


Our people

Our team here at Youth 1st are dedicated to supporting youth groups in Fife. With deep roots across many communities in Fife, you can see why these outstanding people make the community a better, more active place!


Get Involved



Volunteers in youth work are essential in supporting young people achieve their full potential.



We are partners on many strategic groups that are directly involved in planning youth work and the Third Sector for the future.


Donations & Legacy

Donations, gifts in kind and legacy donations will help Youth 1st be sustainable.