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Youth Matters Awards judges shortlist lucky semi-finalists

Judges today shortlisted semi-finalists from a record number of nominations for the prestigious Youth Matters Awards ceremony, ahead of a public vote due to open this August. Find out more


New YMCA housing project receives royal stamp of approval

Cheltenham YMCA played host to a very special royal visitor last week who officially opened an impressive new 73 bed housing facility in the town for young homeless people. Find out more


Fundraiser Chris takes his chance for Newport YMCA as he cycles London’s real life Monopoly board

Fundraiser Chris Richards took the term travel Monopoly to a new level this weekend by cycling through every location featured on the iconic London board game. Find out more


YMCA calls youth homelessness stats a ‘wake-up call’ for politicians

YMCA, the world’s oldest and largest charity for young people, has labelled the latest youth homelessness stats a “wake-up” call for politicians.

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Nominations open for inspirational YMCA Youth Matters Awards

Nominations are now open for a national youth awards programme designed to celebrate the very best of the country’s young people supported by YMCAs.

Youth Matters Awards 2015, an annual YMCA scheme that has been running since 2009, is now live online and members can nominate here.

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YMCA England warns of ‘long-term consequences’ of Housing Benefit changes

YMCA, the world’s oldest and largest youth charity, is warning of the ‘long-term consequences’ of proposed Housing Benefit changes announced in today’s Queen’s Speech.

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Young assisted apprentices thrive at YMCA gym

An Assisted Apprentice Scheme currently running at the Maidstone YMCA sports and community centre is reaping rewards for both young people and staff.

The scheme, funded by Kent County Council and coordinated by at the centre by Maidstone YMCA, has seen two apprentices pass through the door, picking up essential work skills on the way.

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YMCA runners smash fundraising targets at Virgin Money London Marathon

Amateur runners raised more than £40,000 to support YMCA services at this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon, the highest figure ever for the young people’s charity.

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Young people find their voices ahead of the General Election thanks to YMCA hustings events

Hundreds of young people from across the country added their voices to the election debate this year by taking part in YMCA hustings events.  Find out more


New funding to tackle young people’s mental health problems

YMCA England has been awarded a cash injection of £257,220 from the Department for Education to fund a new national project set up to tackle mental health issues in young people. Find out more


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