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Merger of YMCAs to benefit East Sussex young people

Following several years of collaborative working Eastbourne & Wealden YMCA merged with YMCA DownsLink Group (YMCA DLG) on 4 June 2018. FIND OUT MORE

YMCA Artists Open House

We are pleased to announce that our Artists Open House is back for a third year running at our Head Office – Reed House in Hove.


Three YMCA Guildford runners for the London Marathon

Three runners will take part in the London Marathon on behalf of YMCA DownsLink Group, with funds raised going to support the work of the YMCA in Guildford. FIND OUT MORE

Sleep Easy: Mission Accomplished

On Friday 16 March 2018, 177 volunteers slept out across four venues raising funds for the work of YMCA DownsLink Group across Sussex and Surrey. FIND OUT MORE

Galvanise Brighton & Hove

YMCA DLG are leading on Galvanise Brighton & Hove, a campaign engaging local people to work together and end rough sleeping. Part of the European Campaign to End Street Homelessness, the project has seen over 1,000 volunteers survey rough sleepers in cities across Europe, from Valencia to London.


Make Change Count 2018 – helping rough sleepers in Brighton & Hove

We are proud to announce that we are partnering with Brighton & Hove City Council and a number of Brighton & Hove charities for the Make Change Count campaign. FIND OUT MORE

YMCA DLG Employability Traineeship

The new YMCA DLG Employability Traineeship is being rolled out in February 2018 at various venues across Sussex and Surrey.

The aim of the course is to help young people, who are not currently engaged in work or learning, get a job.


YMCA Guildford Foyer is open!

Around 80 people, including council representatives, friends, supporters and neighbours, gathered at the National Trust Tea Room, Dapdune Wharf on Thursday 7 December to celebrate the opening of YMCA Guildford Foyer, Wharf Road. FIND OUT MORE

WiSE Up to Boys campaign is launched

This week saw the launch of YMCA WiSE Project’s WiSE Up To Boys campaign. The aim is to raise awareness that sexual exploitation happens to boys too, and to make sure that boys and young men who are experiencing sexual exploitation get the help and support they need. FIND OUT MORE

Double Win at National Youth Matters Awards

YMCA Right Here, our innovative health and wellbeing project that works with youth ambassadors to improve health outcomes for young people locally and nationally scooped up two awards at a national youth charity awards ceremony. FIND OUT MORE