Vote for YMCA DLG in the YMCA Youth Matters Awards!

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YMCA DLG projects shortlisted for the national YMCA Youth Matters Awards!

Voting has now opened for YMCA’s annual Youth Matters Awards and will close on Monday 26 August. YMCA Youth Matters Awards is an annual awards event taking place on Friday 8 November, which celebrates the achievements of young people, staff and volunteers. The awards are about giving thanks and special recognition to every YMCA, young person, service user, member of staff and volunteer whose hard work and unfaltering dedication have all contributed towards YMCA’s efforts to create better communities for young people and families.

Vote now to help our amazing projects win! Anyone can vote so do share this with your friends, family and professional networks.

  • Our YMCA WiSE project has been nominated for the Health and Wellbeing Project of the Year AwardClick here to find out why and vote for YMCA WiSE.
  • Put the spark back into your future has been nominated for the Training & Education Project of the Year Award. Click here to find out why and vote for it.
  • Our FEAR//LESS Project, has been nominated for the Diversity AwardClick here to find out why and vote for FEAR//LESS.
  • YMCA Guildford’s work with unaccompanied children seeking asylum, has also been nominated for the Diversity AwardClick here to find out why and vote for it.

Votes cast by the public will be combined with judges’ choices to determine the top three finalists for each awards category. The finalists will attend the awards ceremony in November, where the winners will be announced. More information on all the awards categories and those shortlisted can be found at If you can find 10 minutes in your day it’s worth reading about the achievements of young people, staff, volunteers and projects all making a difference throughout England and Wales as part of the YMCA.

Please support our projects and vote now (please note you may only vote once in each category)!


YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by and faithful to our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

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