Charity information


Hastings & Rother YMCA is a small local charity which provides a welcoming and safe environment for children, young people and their families. This is delivered using a wide range of sporting, leisure and creative services at our purpose-built site, the Y Centre, at St Leonards on Sea. We encourage, support and challenge young people to become all that they can. Part of our mission is to promote healthy living and well-being in every way we can.

Founded 1970

  • Mission statement

    Our Mission Statement is:- “Hastings & Rother YMCA seeks to provide a welcoming and safe environment for children and young people in our community, accepting all in order to encourage self-worth and personal development of each individual through quality support and provision of imaginative affordable services”
    To achieve this, we aim to work alongside people, be warm, welcoming and nurturing, to provide real support, to challenge disadvantage and to rescue young people in difficulty.
    Because the Y Centre is located in an area of deprivation, with low incomes and high unemployment, our services are founded on recognition of these circumstances for local people and any priced services kept as low as possible with many activities being provided free of charge.
    Our Centre users and staff include many diverse young people and children who live in an area of deprivation (Gensing Ward and Central St Leonards Ward). We employ and welcome people with disabilities and adhere to equal rights and opportunities for all.
    Our only income sources are from any grant
    funding we apply for and some earned income. As an independent charity we welcome any funding we receive and it's all put back into our charitable activities.

  • Aims


    • To provide low cost and/or free healthy activities for families, children and young people in our community, welcoming all without reservation or discrimination.
    • To provide low cost and/or free educational opportunities for families, children and young people . Some of our education is 'soft' to enable even those of an anxious disposition to take part.
    • To engage with the local community and together work towards offering a safe and welcoming place to gather in activities that can entertain and enable.
  • Overview

    Established: September 1970

    Registered Charity Number: 305243

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 25

    Phone number: 01424429677

    Address: 75A, Middle Rd TN35 5DL

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