The Ferrywell Youth Project (FYP) is a charity based in Edinburgh, primarily working with young people from Pilton, Muirhouse and Drylaw.
FYP was launched to provide a joined up approach to a range of volunteer led activities that had been running since 2001, under the auspices of Scripture Union Scotland, focused on this corner of the city.
These activities have grown to include a weekly youth club known as DIME; after school and lunch-time clubs in local primary and secondary schools; one to one mentoring work and counselling; as well as taking young people away on residential breaks during the year.
In total, the current work engages with over 100 young people in the local area. This work involves a group of around 20 volunteers several of whom include young people who have grown up in FYP and are now serving as leaders.