What is RoomSponsor?

The RoomSponsor Partnership was set up in 2021 to deliver supported housing to young people aged 16-35 years.

Donors like you contribute a regular gift of £12 a month to support YMCAs in their provision of wrap-around care to young people in supported-accommodation, and to help fund our research and campaign work.

Each week 83 young people face the risk of homelessness across the East Midlands. By becoming a RoomSponsor using the link below your money will go to the YMCA Robin Hood Group to help young people in Nottinghamshire.

So, what can your £12 actually do? Lots!

  • It can provide a starter pack for new residents: provision of bedding, kitchen utensils or clothing to young people who come to YMCA with very little.
  • It can provide counselling services or additional mental health support including complex needs therapists to support the most vulnerable young people.
  • It can provide education & skills assistance with focused support to engage and encourage young people into education or work.
  • It can help with housing refurbishment & updates, furnishing additional communal areas for residents, increasing bed spaces, or IT suites with up-to-date technology.
  • It can provide wellbeing activities promoting positive engagement through art classes, sports, music, or recreational trips.

Messages like this one show how together we can make a difference:

Matthew Gains, Development Manager at The Pythian Club recently reached out to to Niki, Partnership & Pathway Manager, at the YMCA in Nottingham.

“Immediately, Niki was helpful, reassuring and made calls to a fellow colleague Jonathan, Housing Services Manager. Jon organised an emergency assessment within the hour at the YMCA building in Nottingham City Centre. In the meantime, Jon and his team were relentlessly finding properties and found a property that was suitable for this individual in Mansfield. The sign up and property handover was arranged within less than 24 hours. We don’t think without the support of these two teams within YMCA that we would have anytime soon got this individual off the street never mind within the day. The collaboration of our organisation and the resolve of the YMCA was truly what helping the community is and we know who we can turn to.”

Become a RoomSponsor today. For £12 a month you can make a difference to young people’s lives in Nottinghamshire.

Become a RoomSponsor here