A Message From The Chair
Welcome to our annual report for 2018-2019, giving an insight in to the work and focus of YMCA Barnsley.
2018 saw significant changes within our Association. The sale of the Eldon Street premises released much needed funds to maintain the Blucher Street site. Major work on the roof has now been completed and the building is once again watertight. To be effective in moving forward the upstairs of the premises was closed; as Trustees we felt that we could no longer be everything to everybody. These changes marked the start of the implementation of the strategic plan which is aligned to our vision of building a sustainable community to facilitate supporting children and young people to enable them to belong, contribute and thrive, underpinned by the Christian ethos. To create sustainability, we are currently exploring new avenues of income generation, so we are financially viable.
We are dedicated to empowering young people to reach their true potential. The case studies shown illustrate how young people can and have taken positive steps to change their lives. The projects delivered have been possible due to a team of hardworking and dedicated staff all of whom are valued assets of our Association. Our excellent reputation extends beyond the Borough as the Greenbelt report illustrates.
This annual report is just a brief glimpse into YMCA Barnsley. If you have been inspired by what you have read and would like to get involved, then do contact us – we would love to hear from you. – Julie EnochView Full 2018-2019 Annual Report PDF