Community-minded projects and social responsibility

Inspired by our passionate belief that everyone deserves opportunities to reach their potential, our community projects are initiatives created to directly respond to local need, and make a tangible, positive impact on the lives of the community.

Our flagship project in Newark, the YMCA Community and Activity Village, is both a home and springboard to other YMCA programmes and services in the local area.

Our projects

YMCA Community and Activity Village

Our flagship project in Newark and Sherwood, the Village is an innovative ‘modern village hall’ concept, offering exceptional health, arts and education opportunities.

The Village is not-for-profit, and integrates scholarships and programmes to keep opportunities accessible to everyone.

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Public Consultations

To date, we’ve received over 15,000 contributions from community members that have helped us shape services in Newark and Sherwood.

Our Public Consultations are an ongoing initiative to ensure everything we do is co-designed with the community, and responding to genuine local need.

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We Are The Change

We Are The Change is a project to engage young people with environmental issues such as climate change, whilst learning ethical, practical skills such as growing food and recycling.

Delivered by YMCA Digital, children also explore the project through digital media, learning future-proof employable skills such as blogging and video.

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