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

  • YMCA features in new 'MONOPOLY: Cheltenham Edition'!

    Date: October 17, 2014

    After months of waiting, the embargo has finally been lifted!  MONOPOLY: Cheltenham Edition is launched today and is already available in shops in the town and online. At Cheltenham YMCA we are delighted to have been chosen as one of only two local charities to be featured, the other being Gloucestershire Young Carers.  Amidst all the hustle and bustle of property trading, players are reminded of the work of these two organisations in supporting young people in our local community. Cheltenham YMCA is located in the modestly priced first rung of the housing ladder (traditionally Whitechapel and Old Kent Road) – a perfect fit with our work with homeless people.  These locations also suggest a sense of belonging and community, something which Cheltenham YMCA has been involved with in the town for the last 159 years, providing activities, fitness opportunities and facilities at affordable prices, accessible to all. We are extremely grateful to ...

  • New programme at YMCA Sports Centre - includes Walking Football!

    Date: September 30, 2014

    Check out our new sports Timetable - running from October 1st! Why not try out Walking Football on Thursday 2nd October? Read more about it here.

  • Welcome to Maria - here on work placement from Göttingen!

    Date: September 9, 2014

    Today we welcome Maria from Göttingen who is spending 6 weeks at Cheltenham YMCA on a work placement.  The placement has been arranged by Carol Stephens from Delingua Training, and is of particular interest to Cheltenham YMCA as we seek to build on our relationship with Cheltenham’s twin town of Göttingen. Maria is in her third and final year of an apprenticeship in Public Administration at the Landkreis Göttingen. Once she has finished her apprenticeship, Maria would like to study further with a Bachelor of Law being her end goal. Maria is looking forward to her experience here at Cheltenham YMCA and the opportunity to work with, and meet, lots of different people. Of particular interest to Maria is understanding the  way Job Centres in England operate compared to Germany as she is currently working in a job centre as part of her apprenticeship back home; she particularly enjoys helping people find ...

  • Martin Horwood MP visits Cheltenham YMCA

    Date: August 7, 2014

    We welcomed Martin Horwood to Cheltenham YMCA this week when he was able to meet some of our residents and see our great new housing resource.

  • Manon's work experience with Cheltenham YMCA

    Date: July 18, 2014

    Manon came to Cheltenham from her school in France to do three weeks work experience.  She wanted to gain experience in a business setting and improve her English. She felt that she was very lucky to come to the YMCA.  She was in contact with her fellow students and felt that she had the best practice from her group during her stay. She said that she enjoyed being at the YMCA working with the team.  She gained a wide variety of experience as she covered reception, helped with an office move, also word processing including training a member of staff on using Word. [caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="261"] Manon with Cheltenham YMCA's housing team[/caption] We were very pleased to have her as she was very capable, willing to work and very friendly.  We feel that we all gained from the experience.  She was very sorry to have to go and said she would love to ...