YMCA is the largest and the oldest charity working with young people in the world.
Across England there are 114 local YMCAs. YMCA England supports local YMCAs by promoting high standards of working, sharing best practice, and partnering to deliver national projects. YMCA England gives local YMCAs a national voice by speaking with government, key policy makers and national media, and represents us by advocating for the needs of the most vulnerable young people in England.
Whilst YMCA Norfolk is a member of the worldwide YMCA movement it is completely autonomous and does not receive any national or international funding.
We have a national presence with local relevance, responding to the specific needs of the communities we serve.
Registered Charity no. 212810
Y Care International
Y Care International is the overseas development agency of YMCA. Working with YMCAs and youth organisations around the world to help them enrich the lives of young people and build a more just world, free from poverty. Today it supports projects for vulnerable young people in over 20 countries worldwide.
Reg Charity no. 1109789
YMCA Training – one of the UK’s leading vocational training organisations. YMCA is a national charity working from dedicated locations and employer premises throughout England to transform the lives of young people and adults through work related training and employment support. YMCA Training has supported over a million people to date.
Reg Charity No. 213121
The John Aves Educational Project
The John Aves Educational Project seeks to empower disadvantaged young people to fulfil their potential through educational achievement in order for them to better serve their community. Providing financial support young people from Dheisheh Palestinian Refugee Camp in Bethlehem to attend universities in Bethlehem (Bethlehem University) and Jerusalem (Al Quds University). A project based in Norwich set up by the family and friends of the late Revd Canon Dr John Aves
Ambition Quality is the nationally-recognised quality standard for the youth sector. YMCA Norfolk has achieved the nationally-recognised Ambition Quality – Bronze standard for the services it provides to young people throughout the county.
“By achieving Ambition Quality, YMCA Norfolk has made an ongoing commitment to quality improvement,” said Rachel Smith, Head of Quality and Training at Ambition. “It has demonstrated its approach to quality through an evidence-based portfolio and ultimately ensure the best possible service for young people.”
Find out more about Ambition Quality here: www.ambitionuk.org/quality_/ambition-quality