Charity information


Leeds YMCA is a locally based charity working in a variety of areas and settings in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Its main focus is working with young people particularly in times of need. We offer a safe place for children, young people and families to engage in purposeful activities e. G. Sports activities, holiday activities, training and education within community settings.

Founded 1854

  • Mission statement

    Leeds YMCA is an independent local charity that is governed, owned and accountable to the local community. Its Board of Management is made up of users of the facilities, professionals and local individuals who have an historical connection with the YMCA. The Boards main focus is to provide programmes and services for young people and children that are accessible and provide opportunities that allow the development of body, mind and spirit.

    The YMCA activities outlined reflect our commitment to providing services and opportunities for all people in the community. Within this the YMCA focus is on young people, in the belief that if you develop young people you build strong future communities where young people truly belong, contribute and thrive.

    Leeds YMCA will continue to provide a quality programme which stimulates and challenges people, especially the young. The services will be catered for in a caring, warm and friendly environment in buildings which are of the highest standard.

    The values of the Association are:

    To operate to the highest standards ethically and professionally
    To respond professionally and sensitively to the needs of young people
    To provide a meeting place which is safe and secure with a warm welcome
    To live peacefully in and contribute positively to a multi-cultural society
    To be innovative in outlook and in meeting the needs of the community
    To provide opportunities for growth to develop skills and confidence

  • Aims

    LEEDS YMCA aims to:

    • Create opportunities for exchanging views so that members can improve their understanding of the world, themselves and of one another.
    • Develop activities which stimulate and challenge members in an environment that enables them to take responsibility to find a sense of achievement.
    • Involve all members in the care and work for others.
    • To provide a welcome to its members for themselves in a meeting place which is theirs to share, where friendships can be made and counsel sought.
  • Overview

    Established: December 1854

    Registered Charity Number: 1046439

    Board members: 14

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 35

    Volunteers: 30

    Phone number: 0113 2612484

    Address: Otley RoadLeeds LS16 6HQ

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