Trustee vacancies

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YMCA Newcastle provides a range of support services to around 2,000 young people annually from a number of sites in the city.  We have trustee vacancies for individuals with skills, experience and knowledge in various business functions to become members of the Board. You will support the Chair, Treasurer and Chief Executive Officer in the…

YMCA opens new charity shop in Gateshead

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ymca charity store

YMCA have recently opened a new retail charity store in Trinity Square in Gateshead! Got something you don’t need or fancy donating? The store is happy to take plenty off your hands, including furniture, small electrical appliances and bric-a-brac. Or if you fancy checking out the stock and seeing if there’s anything you like then…

Devalued by a decade of cuts, dramatic fall in spend per head and a debilitating postcode lottery: the latest picture of youth service funding

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Research released by YMCA Newcastle reveals that not only have funding cuts now reached £1.1bn (a real-terms fall of 74% since 2010/11) but annual spend per head on 5-to-17-year-olds in England has plummeted from £158 in 2010/11 to just £37 in 2020/21. Investigating real-terms local authority spending on youth services, YMCA Newcastle found that a…

Youth Worker job vacancy

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1 x Youth Workers posts (full time) YMCA Newcastle celebrated our 170th anniversary in 2019 making us one of the oldest youth work organisations in Newcastle. Today YMCA Newcastle works with children, young people and the community, from all backgrounds regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or culture. We have a brilliant opportunity…

YMCA Newcastle calls on local young people to get On Yer Bike!

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YMCA Newcastle is preparing to launch an exciting new project that aims to get local 11–25-year-old on their bikes, engaged in local heritage and upskill them in digital skills. YMCA Newcastle has a long history of supporting families and young people in Newcastle’s East End with the local, independent charity recently celebrating their 170th anniversary….

Give More Than A Gift This Christmas

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Urban Mushrooms grow box

With Christmas just around the corner, the season of giving is finally upon us! You may be bracing the crowds (or scrolling through Amazon) shopping for gifts and stocking fillers for loved ones, or you may be considering which charity to make a donation to this year? Well, we have an innovative way you can…

Ending Universal Credit uplift will disproportionately affect vulnerable young people in their housing, working and living experiences

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YMCA research into government figures today reveals the true extent of potential damage to some of the most vulnerable among the 918,000 young people currently claiming Universal Credit if the £20 a week uplift is removed on 6 October. For a young person leaving supported accommodation and relying on Universal Credit, there are typically three…

YMCA Newcastle awarded #iwillFunding from Virgin Money Foundation to support the community post-Covid

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YMCA Newcastle has been awarded #iwillFunding from the Virgin Money Foundation to support our local community post Covid, addressing the lasting impact of the pandemic. The project will be lead by a steering group made up of local young people. Throughout the pandemic we supported the community with our Help Hub project; preparing food hampers…

Fundraising Officer vacancy

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Application deadline: 04/10/2021 Job Types: Full-time, Permanent Salary: £21,293.00-£27,619.00 per year We are looking for a skilled and experienced fundraiser to join our team at YMCA Newcastle. YMCA Newcastle is a local, independent charity that has been working in our community for over 170 years. It is an exciting time for YMCA Newcastle. We have…

Isolation in the East End project findings

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Isolation is a major problem among older residents and young parents in Newcastle’s East End. Over the last 24 months, thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, YMCA Newcastle has been working with communities in Walker and Byker that had been identified as experiencing isolation – older residents and young parents. We wanted…