Founded 168 years ago, the YMCA in England is made up of 121 member YMCAs working to ensure that young people have opportunities to thrive and contribute positively to their communities. The YMCA operates in over 530 different communities in England impacting upon the lives of over 500,000 people every year.
The YMCA is the largest voluntary sector provider of safe, supported accommodation for single men and women aged between 16-30 years old and every night provides over 9,000 beds for young people. The YMCA also enables nearly 24,000 people every year to engage in education, skills and training to enable them to improve their opportunities in the job market, and is also the largest voluntary sector provider of health and wellbeing services promoting physical activity.
The YMCA is pleased to be working with the CSPN to develop the Community Games programme across the country.