Welcome to Youth Matters Kirklees, where every young person’s potential matters!


At Youth Matters Kirklees, our mission is clear: to empower Kirklees’ youth. Through innovative programs, mentorship, and community partnerships, we provide the support and opportunities young people need to thrive. We’re dedicated to fostering leadership, inclusivity, and social responsibility, shaping a brighter future for our youth and our community. We are dedicated to providing high quality projects that are accessible for all young people in fun safe spaces where they can meet new friends and gain new life skills.

Our services and projects

Slaithwaite Youth Club

NCS Dewsbury

NCS Huddersfield

Home Ed Youth Club


Haf Holiday Programmes

One of the best decisions I ever made was offering a contract for youth services to Cheryl for the running of Slaithwaite Youth Clubs. She is the most dedicated Youth Worker I’ve had the pleasure to work with. I’m so proud to have helped her get her own social enterprise up and running 😊

- Susan Greenwood

My daughter has really enjoyed the social aspect of the local youth club run by Cheryl. She is allowed to be her authentic self in a fun, creative, safe and supportive environment. She has enjoyed all the different activities, especially meeting professionals from different working backgrounds. She has also enjoyed meeting new friends and has felt like a valued member of the club. This is much needed service that my daughter would sorely miss if it wasn’t available.

- Sam Allan

My daughter absolutely loves coming to youth club. She has learned how the tuck shop works and money matters, how to cook chip butties, toasties, hot chocolate and many more. Every week is a new adventure with new friends.

- Jemma Marshall

My son loves youth club, he is encouraged to explore activities he will enjoy and to take part in new activities, he may not have attempted. He has made loads of friends, he is given space to interact with those friends or just sit on his own and people watch if he is tired or overstimulated. He looks forward to the school holidays ending, because then youth club starts up again.

- Gail Sykes