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YMCA Birmingham appoints four new volunteer Chaplains

The new recruits will work part time for us, taking time out of their existing jobs to act as a listening ear for residents and service users.
The chaplains will work alongside full time YMCA Birmingham Christian Spiritual Development Coordinator, Rotimi Benjamin. FIND OUT MORE


National Apprenticeship Day 2016

We celebrated National Apprenticeship Week 2016 by hosting an Open Day at The Orchard on Friday 18th March in partnership with Erdington Job Centre.

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YMCA Birmingham welcomes first residents into £4.5m flagship development in Erdington

After 12 months of building work, the first 25 residents have now moved into the YMCA accommodation on Reservoir Road, Erdington.

Funded in part by a £1m grant from The Homes and Communities Agency, the new development has 34 flats, all comprised of a bedroom, living room, kitchen area and bathroom, in a housing scheme called ‘The Vineyard’ – phase 2 of ‘The Orchard’, YMCA Birmingham’s ambitious redevelopment of its site on Reservoir Rd, Erdington. FIND OUT MORE


‘Love Food, Hate Waste Cook UP’

Our first ‘Love Food, Hate Waste Cook UP’ went really well!

The aim of the session was to show residents and YMCA linked customers what we can do with all the veg and fruit we throw away almost every week… money down the drain! Julie from Love Food, Hate Food lead the cooking session in our own YMCA Training Kitchen.

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£600,000 secured from Homes and Communities Agency to refurbish Northfield site

We are delighted to announce that we have received a £596,602 grant from the Homes and Communities Agency to refurbish the ground floor of our Northfield hostel on Bunbury Road.

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£40,000 funding secured for sport at YMCA Birmingham

We’ve received over £40,000 in new funding to create sporting opportunities at our flagship development, The Orchard in Erdington.

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Our Kingstanding nursery raises over £1,000 for Children in Need

Sunshine Nursery in Kingstanding was able to give £1,370 to the BBC’s Children in Need appeal this year after holding a sponsored walk in the grounds of nearby Sundridge Primary School.

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YMCA Birmingham wins two national youth awards

Our very own Tom Truman has won ‘Young Worker of the Year’ at the YMCA’s national awards, Youth Matters 2015.

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Tom to run London marathon again

Our service-user involvement officer Tom Truman has won a place to run the London Marathon in April 2016.

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Queen’s representative visits The Orchard

We welcomed the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of the West Midlands, Clive Stone, who marked the final construction phase of our new sports centre.

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