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…



‘What’s in a Geordie?’

Young people at YMCA Walker youth project have been exploring what it means to be a Geordie with the help of a local film-maker. While reality TV shows such as Geordie Shore have contributed to popular national stereotypes of how young people from Newcastle dress, behave and live, young people at Walker project have different…



YMCA Newcastle to Launch a City Centre Poverty Prevention Programme

YMCA Newcastle is preparing to launch a range of programmes and activities to support local 16-25 year olds from SPACE2…, the charity’s inner-City youth project on Pilgrim Street. The project has been made possible thanks to funding from People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. YMCA Newcastle have…



Youth led ‘Drop the Knife; Save a Life’ campaign launches

Young people from YMCA Newcastle’s City Centre youth project, SPACE2…, have launched a social media campaign to highlight the effects of knife crime for both victims and perpetrators, aiming to help to reduce crime rates in the City Centre. The knife crime social media project will be delivered thanks to the funding given to us by…