Energising the future with ethical investment

Welcome to YMCA and thank you for choosing to become a Y champion for youth social change by altruistically investing in our 2020 ethical bond offer.

Message from our Group CEO

Craig Berens

Dear friends,

I would like to extend my most heartfelt thanks for your decision to become an energiser of social mobility by choosing to invest in the mind, body and spirit of young people across Nottinghamshire and beyond.

By joining our fight to place these needs at the heart of our society’s agendas, your investment is enabling YMCA to launch regeneration projects that unlock key youth development pathways to instigate meaningful social change.

Newark is currently second-to-lowest in the country for social mobility; and yet, thanks to your support, we are now in a position to change the world one community at a time as we unite around these issues together. Through the creation of our pioneering YMCA Community and Activity Village in Newark, your collaboration will specifically help the charity to provide a range of accessible educational, health, leisure and community services across the region.

The greatest gift we can give our children is a bright, safe and inspiration-rich future; so that, when they are the ready to take the reins, they are fully equipped with the education and care for others that will continue to make our society a better place for all.

Together, we will nurture stronger communities in which children and young people can belong, contribute and thrive. We greatly look forward to embarking on this exciting journey together.

Our Mission

Advocating and protecting the rights of children to grow and learn in safety is our charity’s lifeblood. Your positive action as a frontline agent for social improvement will empower young people to become the priority focus of our communities.

As you begin your journey with us, we would like to share with you some key elements and news updates that celebrate the impact of our social mobility projects and track the progress of our Community and Activity Village. We hope this Investor Dashboard empowers you to feel involved and understand how your investment is helping us to make real change happen in our communities so young people can belong, contribute and thrive.

With the pandemic impacting education and career prospects of young people UK-wide, making a difference in our communities has never felt so important.

Championing Social Mobility

We believe that every child should have access to experiences that encourage them to fulfil their potential. YMCA programmes to inspire our next generation will include everything from nurturing healthy living through sport to digital community projects, access to STEAM activities, mental health support and so much more!

We are dedicated to creating safe spaces for building lifelong friendship networks and apprenticeships to facilitate career development to help young people make the best decisions in life as they enter adulthood.

Media Coverage and Latest News

YMCA contract signing confirms Village’s main building date

YMCA contract with RG Carter Construction has now been signed to commence work on our Community and Activity Village’s main building.

Read our update

New cycle track design unveiled for Community and Activity Village

A new family-centric design plan has been unveiled for our charity’s YMCA Community and Activity Village cycle track in Newark.

Read our update

Football Foundation invests £250k in growing grassroots football through YMCA

YMCA has been awarded £250k to enhance the future of football and safeguard this grassroot sport in Newark and Sherwood.

Read our update