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Southend YMCA - Local childrens charity introduce new opportunities for southend businesses to support their local community


Southend YMCA have introduced two new initiatives as a means to further its current provision. Both these initiatives will provide businesses with new opportunities to support their local community.

Group of young peopleThe leading children and young people's charity in Southend has set up new funding streams to support the work it delivers to 11-25 year olds by starting the 'Friends of Southend YMCA' & 'Southend YMCA 100 Club' schemes. Friends of Southend YMCA is being introduced to develop monthly donations and standing orders as a means of more frequent donations and the 100 Club is a one-off initiative to raise funds to progress their existing housing provision.

The charity, which works with some of the most vulnerable, neglected & disadvantaged individuals in Essex are heavily reliant on third-party funding with most projects not being able to run otherwise. Organisations such as the Big Lottery Fund and Youth in Action give financial support to ensure they continue to deliver their invaluable work but this is not always possible.

Group with donation collecting potsTom Moulton, Southend YMCA's Marketing & PR Officer commented on the new opportunities. 'We are looking to develop our relationships with local businesses and to spread the word of the work we deliver by launching Friends Of Southend YMCA & the 100 club. Participating businesses will help to ensure we don't just continue our existing provision but to develop new services based on the evolving needs of the young person in Southend. We are eternally grateful for the financial support we already receive from other organisations, but we are looking to our neighbours to help us with more sustainable funding.

Southend YMCA currently provides supported housing, education & training, volunteering, young entrepreneurs business support, positive activities and community projects such as The Prince's Trust.

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If you would like more information on either of Southend YMCA's new opportunities please email at, alternatively, please call one of the team on 01702 301301..


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