Welcome to Cheltenham YMCA

Welcome to the Cheltenham YMCA website.

We hope that you will be able to find out everything that you need to know about Cheltenham YMCA, including:

  • Our work supporting vulnerable young people in Gloucestershire
  • Sports and fitness activities at our two sites in Cheltenham
  • Membership options and benefits
  • Ways in which you can help us to help the local community
  • All the latest news about our thriving organisation

Latest News


    Date: September 21, 2015

    We are holding a quiz night here at  Cheltenham YMCA (Lecture Room), 6 Vittoria Walk on Friday 2nd October 2015. Teams of four - £20 per team includes welcome drink and snacks PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL - places are limited so apply today! Click here for information on how to book.

  • Team Tour de Y arrives in Göttingen!

    Date: July 20, 2015

    Congratulations to all the team who cycled from Cheltenham to Göttingen last week. A massive achievement for everyone - well done. A huge thank you to our friends at Göttingen YMCA for their warm welcome and wonderful hospitality. You can still support our team's efforts by donating to Cheltenham YMCA. Click the DONATE button now - thank you!

  • Official Opening by HRH The Princess Royal

    Date: July 10, 2015

    Cheltenham YMCA played host to a very special royal visitor last week who officially opened an impressive new 73 bed housing facility in the town for young homeless people. HRH The Princess Royal joined 200 guests as they toured the spacious, fully-furnished, state of the art accommodation units, all boasting en-suite bathrooms and Wi-Fi connections. Each resident also has full access to kitchen and laundry facilities, plus the extra bonus of off-site sports, health and fitness amenities. During her visit The Princess Royal talked enthusiastically to a group of residents who shared their individual stories and aspirations for the future. The young people spoke about how YMCA had given then a second chance to transform their lives in a safe environment and where staff go the extra mile to encourage new experiences and fresh opportunities. David Wallace, Chief Executive of Cheltenham YMCA, said: “This project is the culmination of a huge amount of ...

  • Tour de Y - our cyclists are on their way!

    Date: July 10, 2015

    Our team from Cheltenham YMCA have set off on their 500 mile, 7 day,  cycle journey from Cheltenham to the YMCA in Göttingen. We were delighted to have the Mayor of Cheltenham, Councillor Duncan Smith, officially set our cyclists on their way from the ‘Twinning Post’ in Cheltenham's Imperial Gardens. We are extremely grateful to our event sponsors - Cheltenham Borough Council, Harrison Clark Rickerbys solicitors and Speller Metcalf. Andy Metcalfe, joint managing director, Speller Metcalfe says “We are delighted to be sponsoring the YMCA in their ride from Cheltenham to Göttingen and wish them the very best of luck. As the contractor who recently built the extension to YMCA Cheltenham we know all the money raised will be well spent to provide accommodation for the young, homeless people of Gloucestershire.” We wish all our cyclists a safe and enjoyable journey to Göttingen. WHY? To raise awareness about youth homelessness and to raise vital funds ...

  • Recruiting now!

    Date: June 12, 2015

    Cheltenham YMCA’s work is growing fast, and it is an exciting time to be part of the organisation and share in its vision to meet the needs of young people and the wider community. As a measure of this growth, Cheltenham YMCA has opened two super sports facilities over the past two years. On the housing front we have just opened a new housing project with 73 accommodation units, in addition to 53 beds for tourists, all in Cheltenham town centre. A further 16 units will be opened in Gloucester later this month. Cheltenham YMCA is passionate about its work with young people and the wider community, and we are keen to attract like-minded people to join the team. We are currently seeking: Tourist Accommodation Manager, Cheltenham Night Support Worker Click through on the positions above for further information and the application form can be found here.