Our story

In 1871, a group of friends made it their mission set up a local YMCA branch in Nottinghamshire – all these years later we are still here, supporting the community and growing to support even more young people! Based on Christian core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility – we are an autonomous regional charity devoted to promoting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility for all. Through our varied range of frontline services across the region, every programme delivered by Nottinghamshire YMCA strives to improve the mind, body and spirit of our community.  

Whilst each YMCA branch is autonomous, we are proud to be part of a charity movement which supports young people both on a national and international level. You can learn about our relationship with the wider (inter)national YMCA movement by visiting the ‘Our Heritage’ page.

Our services

We provide housing services to support homeless young people and vulnerable adults across Nottingham, Mansfield and Goole (East Riding of Yorkshire), plus deliver a residential Settled Care provision offering emergency accommodation for at risk children.

In addition to managing a 24-hour YMCA gym in Nottingham city centre, the charity also runs affordable childcare services (term-time and school holidays) along with young people’s programmes (such as Camp Williams, Adventure Guides and YMCA Digital).

It is our team’s belief that, regardless of background, all young people should have access to positive learning and social environments to help them develop in a safe space and go on to make the best decisions in life. As such, Scholarship opportunities are available for families who cannot cover the cost of YMCA day camps to ensure every child has the same chance as their peers to grow and fulfil their potential.


Our team

At Nottinghamshire YMCA, we welcome staff and volunteers from a variety of diverse backgrounds spanning a range of different skill-sets.

Visit our ‘Meet the Team’ webpage for a full breakdown of key staff members, managers and trustees – all of whom help to make our charity the warm, proactive and community-centric movement it is today.

With our service users always at the heart of all activities, we invite anyone who is passionate about sharing their skills and positive life values to get in touch.

For job vacancies, please visit our ‘Work With Us’ section.

Work with us

Get involved 

We are always grateful for local supporters getting involved to improve the lives of local homeless and young people across the region and beyond. There are several ways you can help out.

Whether you want to host a charity fundraiser, volunteer at one of our sites, donate items to our hostels or make an online donation– it is only with the amazing support of our community that we can continue to deliver life-changing frontline services.

Even the smallest contribution can make an enormous difference to the future of a disadvantaged child or local homeless person who doesn’t take their next meal for granted. We are always so grateful for any support you can offer.

To volunteer, please email: hr@nottsymca.org

For support in hosting your charity event or fundraiser, please email: mpr@nottsymca.org

Make a donation

Contact Us

Nottinghamshire YMCA

7 Mansfield Road



Get in touch 

Location addresses


4 Shakespeare Street (left-hand door)




YMCA Community Centre

61B Mansfield Road




YMCA Youth and Community Centre

Melbourne Park

Melbourne Road





YMCA Digital – NGY MyPlace Youth Centre

 29-31 Castle Gate

Nottingham (city centre)



YMCA Housing (Nottingham city centre)

4 Shakespeare Street (right-hand door)




YMCA Housing (Mansfield)

57 Commercial Gate



NG18 1EU

YMCA Housing (Goole in East Riding)

Edinburgh Court

Edinburgh Street


East Riding of Yorkshire

DN14 5EH

YMCA Housing (Worksop)

Watch this space!

“The most empowering thing about our YMCA is how we all grow together to live out the charity’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.”

Will Wakefield, CEO at Nottinghamshire YMCA Will_Wakefield_CEO_Meet_the_Team