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A Massive Thank You to BBC Children In Need

We are incredibly grateful to have received a core costs grant from BBC Children In Need which will support us in doing all the background business which is essential to facilitate our main job of Youth & Children’s Work delivery. #CiN



October Half-Term 23 Activities

October Half Term 2023 North Area Holiday Activties Posters for Parents Carers



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We are recruiting

A great opportunity to join the Team here at YMCA Barnsley. We are looking for a new Youth Work Assistant Project Co-ordinator from August/September 2023. A recognised qualification in Youth Work, Mental Health Work, Community Development Work, Social Work, Young People’s Mental Health, Training or Education, or other relevant qualification is required, alongside experience of […]

Impact report for 2022



Impact Report 2022

Our latest impact report is now available, during 2022 we have continued to provide children and young people with safe, welcoming places to socialise, have fun, learn and access support from youth workers as well as opportunities to build core life skills around belonging, learning, coping, self-awareness and positive relationships.  Our highlights include;   Supporting 1,038 […]



Generation Cut

Today YMCA England & Wales has released its latest campaign. YMCA Barnsley is featured in this campaign as much of it was filmed and photographed at ‘Y Stay In’ last year and there is a short film featuring Archie one of our young volunteers. We are thrilled and so proud to see our young people […]



Levelling-Up Fund Success

YMCA Barnsley and Chilypep are delighted to announce that they will receive funding for building renovations as part of Barnsley’s successful bid to the Government’s Levelling-Up Fund. The Barnsley Futures bid has been awarded £10.2m, which will work towards helping transform young people’s cultural and wellbeing facilities in Barnsley. Andrea Battye, Youth Work Manager at […]