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YMCA Derbyshire
YMCA Derbyshire
Christmas with YMCA Derbyshire

Christmas with YMCA Derbyshire

Why we need your help

YMCA Derbyshire is an indpendent Christian charity that seeks to enable people who are homeless, socially excluded or disadvantaged, to achieve their potential and play a full part in society, regardless of their gender, race, ability, faith, past experiences or present circumstances.

We have been at the heart of Derbyshire's community since 1847. Our key services include; 

Accommodation and Support for people who find themselves temporarily without a place to live. We have 193 bed spaces - 87 on site at our main Campus in which 34 units make up our Foyer accomodation supporting young people aged 16-25.We then have a further 106 units across our city and county including a mixture of self-contained and shared flats/houses.

Our support services include a whole host of health and wellbeing activities to get our residents mentally and physically active along with dedicated volunteering and work-based learning programmes. 

Through our YMCA Key College we provide a whole host of accredited training courses for young people aged 16-19 and up to 24 for those with an Education Health Care Plan. Predominately supporting young people where mainstream education has not been suitable. We support over 150 students each year.

Our charities vision is ‘enabling young people and communities to thrive’: so they can fulfil their dreams; have a safe space to learn and grow; feel equipped to belong, contribute and prosper; and feel supported to be active in body, mind and spirit. Together we create places where people flourish.

Our young people now more than ever need additional support. We providing additional theraputic counselling, activities, emergency food packages, educational workshops, one-to-one walks and talks sessions and workplaced mentoring. We are seeking support to enable us to continue this vital work throuhg our changing lives fund to enable us to support more of our young people to move along their positive pathway. 

To hear directly from two of the young people we have supported on their journey, please click on the links below.

Meet Sandile

Meet Ben 

We are so thankful for all the support we recieve. We want to continue changing and enhancing lives just like Sandile and Bens. We thank you in advance for any support you can offer YMCA Derbyshire. 

How you can support us

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Feb 02, 2021

Becky Hitchcock

Staff at Aston Lark Derby all took part in Jolly Jumper via Zoom. Hope our donation helps.

(plus 6.00 giftaid)

Jan 18, 2021


(plus 0.50 giftaid)

Dec 24, 2020

Kyle p

(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Dec 23, 2020


From Emma, Jon & the hedgehogs - Field Lane Christmas lights

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Dec 22, 2020

Alex S

In admiration of your amazing work

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Dec 21, 2020

Hannells Estate Agents


Dec 21, 2020


A small donation from the team at Planning & Design Practice Ltd Happy Christmas

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Dec 18, 2020

Ecclesbourne School

From all staff and students at Ecclesbourne School. Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas.


Dec 17, 2020


From all at Wathall's, replacing the gifts we send out at Christmas, recognising what a difficult year it has been for all.


Dec 16, 2020

Derby Cathedral School

For monies raised during our Christmas Jumper Day 2020


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