YMCA England & Wales
YMCA is the largest and the oldest charity working with young people in the world.
Across England and Wales there are 116 local YMCAs. YMCA England & Wales supports local YMCAs by promoting high standards of working, sharing best practice, and partnering to deliver national projects. YMCA England & Wales 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 and Wales.
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.”
LandAid is a property industry charity, working to make their vision of ending youth homelessness in the UK a reality. Land Aid brings together businesses and individuals from across the industry to support charities delivering life-changing services for young people who are or have been homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness in the future.
As a charitable trust, they award grants to exceptional small or medium-sized charities in the UK who are working to tackle youth homelessness. Grants are invested in capital projects which provide much-needed homes for young people.
Land Aid also provides free professional property expertise and know-how to our charity partners through our successful pro bono programme.
Youth Investment Fund
The Youth-West Partnership has received £450,000 of funding from the Youth Investment Fund, which is jointly funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and The Community Fund, using money raised by National Lottery players.
The Youth-West Partnership is led by YMCA Norfolk, includes The Benjamin Foundation, The SWAN Project, The Garage, West Norfolk MIND, the National Youth Theatre and St Edmunds Society. All seven organisations are working closely together to deliver youth clubs and activities for young people, focusing on mental health, the arts, music and raising aspirations.
Pathways is a consortium comprising of YMCA Norfolk, Shelter, St Martins, the Feed, the Salvation Army, Future Projects and CityReach. It has been funded by a range of commissioners which include Norwich City Council, Broadland Council, Norfolk County Council, Public health and the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government for 3 years to provide a robust and innovative response to rough sleepers with complex and multiple needs across Norwich and Broadland.