YMCA Barnsley

We are an independent local charity that works for and with children and young people and their families. We deliver a wide range of children’s and youth work, extended services and members activities. YMCA Barnsley aims to empower young people by involving them in activities that stimulate, challenge and enable them to realise their potential and participate fully in their communities.

We provide a safe and welcoming space and positive activities for children and young people and support them so they can belong, contribute and thrive in their communities. We provide affordable, quality facilities for other charities. We use the resources we have available to support those who are homeless and vulnerable. We have been an active part of our community since 1857 and we are keen to ensure a legacy for the future as a valued deliverer of services and facilities.

Below we are proud to share some of some facts and figures from our 2023 Impact Report.


 

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What We Do

YMCA Barnsley focuses on the following key areas of work

Our Exciting Projects

YMCA Barnsley exists to support children, young people and their families in Barnsley. We aim to empower young people by involving them in activities that stimulate, challenge and enable them to realise their potential and participate fully in their communities.

We provide a positive opportunities and activities for children and young people in a safe environment where they are supported by qualified, experienced and skilled youth workers. Our programmes raise aspirations, build confidence and self-esteem and contribute to building emotional resilience and positive mental wellbeing.

Find out more about our exciting community & youth work projects.


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3 days ago

Creativity, teamwork, budgeting and negotiation was tested this week as the young people were challenged to create their own sculptures, using minimal equipment. Between the group they negotiated the amount of resources needed. As a team they had to agree how much they could afford to spend on equipment. Using their own initiatives to gain extra points some groups completed challenges with amazing results.
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Creativity, teamwork, budgeting  and negotiation was tested this week as the young people were challenged to create their own sculptures, using minimal equipment. Between the group they negotiated the amount of resources needed. As a team they had to agree how much they could afford to spend on equipment. Using their own initiatives to gain extra points some groups completed challenges with amazing results. 
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3 days ago

Alongside YMCA England & Wales we are calling on whoever the next Government is to take on the recommendations of the YMCA's General Election Manifesto and to listen to the young voices that will shape the future.

Read YMCA's General Election Manifesto in full: bit.ly/3vUVWd7
Everyone should have a fair chance to discover who they are and what they can become.
#NowsOurChance
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Alongside YMCA England & Wales we are calling on whoever the next Government is to take on the recommendations of the YMCAs General Election Manifesto and to listen to the young voices that will shape the future.

Read YMCAs General Election Manifesto in full: https://bit.ly/3vUVWd7
Everyone should have a fair chance to discover who they are and what they can become. 
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How you can get involved

Be a Volunteer

There are plenty of ways you can get involved and opportunities for you to embrace. Our volunteers include trustees, support our children’s and youth work, help with our allotment & orchards, support our work with the homeless and vulnerable, and help us with events and fundraising.

Make a Donation

Whether you decide to make a one-off donation or pledge a monthly gift, we promise the donation you make to YMCA Barnsley will be used to benefit the lives of children, young people and vulnerable members of the community. Your support makes a real difference!

Access our Services

YMCA Barnsley exists to support children, young people and their families in Barnsley. We aim to empower young people by involving them in activities that stimulate, challenge and enable them to realise their potential and participate fully in their communities.

Find YMCA Barnsley

Contact us and find us on 01226 214165

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