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,…



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…



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…




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…



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…



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…



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…



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…



Discovering YMCA Newcastle’s Young People From The Past

We’ve recently rediscovered a plaque commemorating the lives of 100 young men that lost their lives fighting in the 1st World War. The plaque has been stored in a lift shaft in one of our previous properties for the past 40 years. Thanks to funding from the National Lottery and to commemorate the centenary of…




Do you know the law when it comes to the age of consent and viewing sexual content? The law is confusing, especially when it comes to the age of consent! So we’ve create a short guide to make it easier for you to understand. It’s illegal to create, make or share sexual images or content…