YMCA Youth Services Campaign – Youth Services Funding at All Time Low

Young people believe youth services are vital in battle against crime, gang culture and loneliness, as funding reaches lowest point in a generation   A report released today by YMCA reveals that one in four young people (25%) feel so afraid of gangs they are unable to spend time with friends outside of school. This…



Charity Services Manager Vacancy

37.5 hours per week permanent contract £36,726 annual salary Holidays, pension, training and sickness benefits This is YMCA Newcastle’s 170th anniversary year and we are modernising our organisation for the future, do you want to be part of it? We are seeking an outcome and results focused, creative and dynamic service manager to plan and…



A Sparkling 170th Anniversary Celebration

On Tuesday 29th October, YMCA Newcastle celebrated their 170th anniversary as Newcastle’s oldest young people’s charity at The Assembly Rooms, Newcastle. The venue also hosted the charity’s first ever meetings in 1849. The evening featured an exhibition of the charity’s work over the last 170 years and musical performances from young people. Guests included the…



Young People Create Poetry To Explore Geordie Dialect

Young people from YMCA Newcastle have delved into their Geordie heritage as part of National Lottery Heritage Funded project. They have researched Geordie icons and discovered the history of Tyneside. More recently they have been working with a local language expert to explore the famous Geordie dialect. The young people have created a series of…



A Sailing Success!

    9 young people have recently returned from this year’s sailing expedition! They had to battle some rough waters and bad weather, but they all pushed through to the end. The expedition was made possible thanks to various funders, ensuring the trip was fully covered! Funders who supported this years’ expedition were: St. Hilda’s…



Youth Worker vacancy

30 Hours per week Hours of work Monday to Thursday 11am-7pm, Friday 11am-6.00pm Annual salary £18,312 – £20,668 depending on qualifications and experience Pro rata salary £14,650 – £16,534 YMCA Newcastle is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and creative youth worker, passionate about working with young people and helping them to reach their full potential….



The Toon Army

Early in 2018, a WW1 memorial plaque was discovered at the bottom of an elevator shaft where it had lain for 40 years. The plaque commemorates 100 young men from YMCA Newcastle who died while serving in The Great War over 100 years ago.     Thanks to funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund,…



Fun Little Foodies

Thanks to funding from Food Nation and Newcastle Public Health, YMCA Newcastle will be helping to tackle food poverty among children and young people in Byker and Walker, as well as helping them to learn more about growing food and cooking nutritious meals. Children who rely on free school meals will be able to enjoy…



170th Anniversary Silent Auction Opens

Help us to support more of Newcastle’s young people on our 170th anniversary by bidding in our silent auction fundraiser! There are four luxury prizes up for grabs- including a 2-night stay for 2 at Manchester’s luxury Citysuites apartments, hotel stays at The Hilton and Malmaison, Newcastle and brunch with fizz for 2 on The…