Charity information


Our charity aims to provide low cost and accessible services for people in the local community so that they can participate in activities which may otherwise be beyond their means or confidence to approach.

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.
    The charity focuses on providing a range of sports, welfare and educational activities for children, young people and families. Because it 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.
    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). Some are disabled such as Leah (8) and Jack (23) who attend roller skating on Saturdays and are severely autistic. One of our Skate Guards

  • Aims


    • To provide low cost and/or free healthy activities for families, children and young people in our community.
    • To provide low cost and/or free educational opportunities for families, children and young people in our community.
    • To engage with the local community and together work towards offering a safe and welcoming place to gather in activities that can entertain.
  • Overview

    Established: September 1970

    Registered Charity Number: 305243

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 25

    Phone number: 07970 717026

    Address: 75A Middle Road TN35 5DL

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