We want you to achieve your full physical, social, cultural and spiritual potential. We strive to fulfil the needs of all sections of society in our communities regardless of sex, race, ability, age or faith.
Values and Ethos
We seek out – ways to transform your life and believe in the equality of all people
We welcome – you, and offer you the space to feel secure, respected, heard and valued.
We inspire – you to nurture your body, mind and spirit
We promote – the development and growth of the YMCA impact
We serve others – by committing ourselves to the wellbeing of your community
YMCA Fylde Coast is an independent charity forming part of the worldwide YMCA movement. We have been established on the Fylde Coast since 1922. Over the past 95 years we have extended our work into 9 communities and manage 18 sites working on our 4 programme areas; physical activity,housing, young people and outdoor education. Our services are designed to support all sections of society, but in particular young people, with the intention of helping everyone to achieve their full physical, social, cultural and spiritual potential. Ultimately, our aim is to serve the communities where we are based by changing and enhancing the lives of as many people as possible. We deliver our services through a mixed funding model, we draw funding from leisure centre sales, charged activities, YMCA room and building hire, capital grants, revenue, grants and charitable donations. However, austerity is shaping an increasingly challenging financial environment for the voluntary and charitable sector. Therefore, YMCA Fylde Coast is building a theory of change to ensure all of our activities are creating a positive long-term impact in our communities. We are reviewing more sustainable methods of creating change.
Learn more about how our work changes lives across our four programme areas
The YMCA is committed to supporting young people throughout all of our programme areas across the Fylde Coast and Cumbria, find out more about the positive difference we are making here.
YMCA Housing is supporting members of our communities from all walks of life to improve their life chances and help them find affordable and quality accommodation, find out how we are changing lives.
Our 10 leisure centres and Your Move programmes are supporting our local communities to live healthy active lives as well as offering high quality facilities, find out how we are changing lives.
National Centre YMCA Lakeside is changing the lives of young people and professionals through residential and day experiences of outdoor education, find out how we are changing lives.
The People Driving the Change
John has worked for the YMCA for 25 years. He has been the CEO of YMCA Fylde Coast since 1998, under his leadership the organisation has experienced what can only be described as a dramatic transformation. That transformation has seen the organisation develop from 1 small site with an annual turnover of £90,000 and 12 staff, to one that operates 18 sites, across four work streams, has an annual turnover of £9 million, employs nearly 600 staff and a membership base of over 17,000 people. During that time he has been involved in projects that have secured approximately £33m of investment into the development of YMCA sites, services and programmes for the benefit of the communities we serve.
Director of Finance and Central Support
Jill has over 25 years of experience working within the finance sector. She has been working for YMCA Fylde Coast for 17 years with the last 9 being the Director responsible for the Finance & Central Support Services.. Jill has played a critical role in ensuring that the support we provide has grown sufficiently to support the unprecedented growth of the organisation over the last 15+ years. She is an expert in third sector finances.
Director of Development and Quality
‘Grant has worked for the YMCA for nearly five years now starting as the Business Development Manager following a 23 year career in local authority leisure and cultural services. He has increased the ability of the organisations to secure funds from both non-statutory and statutory sources. A statement that is borne by the fact that in 2015/16 a conversion rate of 50% was achieved across business development activity securing in excess of £2m of funding
Commissioners and Partners
YMCA Fylde Coast is proud to work in partnership with a large number of organisations and funding bodies.
If you are interested in working in partnership with YMCA Fylde Coast or would like further information on how we can assist local authorities and other third sector organisations with development across our key areas of community provision please email: email@example.com or call 01253 895115.
Amateur Swimming Association
Blackpool Teaching Hospital
Carlisle City Council
Change For Life
Children In Need
Cumbria County Council
Department for Education
Fylde and Wyre CCG
Lake District National
Lancashire County Council
Lancashire Football Association
Lancashire Sports Partnership
Lancaster City Council
Macmillan Cancer Care
North Lancashire CCG
Quality Management Systems
The Cabinet Office
The Football Foundation
The Football League Trust
The Lofthouse Family
Our Quality Standards
YMCA Fylde Coast provides customers with a high quality service, and continually seek to improve our service by audits and reviews. We operate a Quality Management System that has gained BS ISO 9001 accreditation covering all of our 4 programme areas.
ISO 9001 is an internationally recognised standard for the quality management of businesses; our continuing accreditation ensures the processes we use to create and control our programmes and services are to a high standard. This means we;
- Develop and improve the organisations Quality Management System
- Continually improve the effectiveness of the Quality Management System
- Continue to enhance our customers satisfaction
Our management teams are committed to;
- Ensuring customer needs and expectations are met
- We communicate the importance of meeting customer needs and all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements throughout the organisation
- Establish the Quality policy and its objectives
- Ensure the availability of resources
CHAS – Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme
At YMCA Fylde Coast your health and safety is our main concern; we aim to maintain a positive, proactive complaints approach to health and safety at all levels in the organisation. Your safety and our staffs safety is our primary objective. The organisations prioritisation of health and safety has led to the accreditation of CHAS in 2010.