Apr


26

Youth led social action at YMCA Newcastle

#iwill is a UK wide campaign aiming to get 6 out of 10 young people involved in social action by 2020. The project is possible thanks to funding provided by the #iwill fund. The National Lottery and Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport are each investing £20 million seed funding over four years to create the…

Mar


28

High Sheriff Award £500 Towards Sailing Trip

The Tyne and Wear High Sheriff Award Scheme makes awards to organisations that encourage useful and beneficial pursuits for young people, encouraging them to be upstanding citizens. The Walker Project applied for an award from the High Sheriffs Award towards a sailing trip for 10 young people. They have already secured £2000 in donations towards the…

Mar


18

Urban Mushrooms: Growing for Good

Urban Mushrooms pledges to grow more jobs for young people in need as they scale-up the farm and introduce new products, thanks to investment from Sage Foundation and Social Investment Business Group. Urban Mushrooms pioneers ethical and sustainable food production and provides jobs and training to young people furthest removed from the labour market. Over the next year,…

Mar


4

Bringing the Community Together at Walker Park Centre

Thanks to funding awarded from The National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund, Walker Park Centre will begin a 3-year programme of activities and events with the aim of bringing the community together and tackling loneliness. The centre will work with 8 local care homes to coordinate a programme of events and activities for older people with…

Feb


21

Apprenticeship Vacancy – Catering and Hospitality (Hospitality Supervisor)

YMCA Newcastle is offering a high-quality training and employment opportunity for a young apprentice to develop both their skills and experience in catering and hospitality. Are you a young person with a passion for food, enjoy being in the kitchen and think your customer service skills shine through? If so, this is the perfect opportunity…

Feb


14

#TruthAboutMe

Young people today are making healthier life choices. Less likely to drink and smoke, they are staying in education longer and are generally clean living, qualified, and driven young people making positive decisions about their future. But… Many young people are still facing some tough challenges. Mental health difficulties, body image anxieties, isolation, loneliness and the…

Oct


16

Field and Forest pledge to support YMCA Newcastle social enterprises

YMCA Newcastle are really excited to be partnering with Field and Forest! YMCA Newcastle’s social enterprise, Urban Mushrooms – our urban farm that specialises in growing gourmet Oyster mushrooms on used coffee grounds and employs disadvantaged young people as employees to help them access the world of work, will soon be able to support even more…

Sep


25

Daft about Graft

We are about to apply for funding from The People’s Projects fund to help develop our employability programme. Previous funding from The Big Lottery Fund Awards for All scheme allowed us to run a weekly Job Club at our SPACE2… centre and train 6 young people to be work coaches. We got 65% of our…

Sep


17

Handy-Person Volunteer Needed

YMCA Newcastle deliver a range of support services to over 2000 young people every year. Because of the amount of work we do our buildings need looking after. Tasks may include; painting, carpentry, electrical work, gas work and plumbing. We are looking for a volunteer with good DIY skills, or even better a qualified trades…

Sep


13

YMC A-hoy!

A group of 10 young people from our Walker Project have finished their 5 day sailing expedition! They have had to battle the wet and cold of the trip but fought through it to achieve their goals. The trip went ahead thanks to the generosity of our funders. The young people also helped with the…