At Nottinghamshire YMCA, we believe that every child should be given an equal opportunity to develop their interests and fulfil their potential.

Through our charity’s Scholarships scheme, we are proud to offer support for families who are unable pay full price as we are committed to increasing children’s participation in healthy activity across the whole of Nottinghamshire. No child should be turned away for not being able to afford life-building opportunities.

Who qualifies for a scholarship place?

Scholarship places are for children who receive free school meals and to support families who might not be able to cover the whole cost of purchasing a place at YMCA day camps.

This scheme is designed to ensure every child has the opportunity to experience a week at our day camps, and will help towards funding your child’s place. Scholarship contributions are means-tested, and we will ask on your application how much you can contribute yourself. We can offer scholarships for one week for one child per calendar year.

We believe a young person’s chance at building a fantastic future should not depend on theirfamily’s wealth, social standing, gender or race – but rather on their passion and drive to grow in a safe, positive learning environment.


How do I apply?

Request a scholarship from our Nottinghamshire YMCA team by emailing or calling 0115 711 7006 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm).

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Sponsor a child

Thanks to contributions from our generous group of trust funders, we are delighted to be able to offer subsidised places at YMCA day camps (such as Camp Williams) throughout the school holidays.

If you would like to discuss becoming a private or corporate benefactor of our scholarship fund, please contact or donate online.

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Notice for teachers
  • We work with schools to give pupils more opportunities to learn and grow in their school holidays.
  • At camp, we encourage children to build developmental assets through adventure and experiential learning in an exhilarating environment!
  • If you would like to spread the word about scholarships for your pupils or you’re interested in us running after school clubs at your school, please contact us today.
Childcare Vouchers

Nottinghamshire YMCA is registered with all major Childcare Vouchers providers. To learn more about if you qualify and how you can apply for Childcare Vouchers, please check with your employer to see if they use a Childcare Vouchers scheme or if you can apply for Government Child Tax Fund.