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MBE in King’s New Year Honours for CEO of YMCA Cornwall

The Cabinet Office has announced that David Hall-Davies, CEO of YMCA Cornwall, has been awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of his services to Charity in the King’s first New Year Honours List. David’s resilience and tireless efforts turned YMCA Cornwall around and made it a success, whilst… Continue reading MBE in King’s New Year Honours for CEO of YMCA Cornwall

LandAid Awards 2022 – Highly Commended

We are thrilled to receive a Highly Commended Award for Charity of the Year at this year’s LandAid Awards. Funding from LandAid enabled us to complete the conversion of our sports hall to create 20 new flats in Morris House, and the ongoing refurbishment of Appletree House which houses a further 12 young people. It… Continue reading LandAid Awards 2022 – Highly Commended

EV Charging – only 20p / kWh

Charge your Electric Vehicle for only 20p/kWh at YMCA Cornwall. Our 7.2 kWh charging point is compatible with all EVs/PHEVs. Available 24/7. Convenient for walking into town – or why not enjoy coffee and cake here in our Coffee Shop while you wait! Book your slot on the VendElectric App: https://vendelectric.com/app YMCA Cornwall, Penzance TR18… Continue reading EV Charging – only 20p / kWh

Residents’ Pool & Pizza Afternoon

Additional funding enables our housing team to organise events and activities for residents, like regular Pool & Pizza sessions in the Residents’ Lounge, our cookery project and trips in the minibus to BF Adventure, Jump4 and the Eden Project.   In 2022 we are planning an on-site Grow It, Cook It, Eat It project thanks… Continue reading Residents’ Pool & Pizza Afternoon

Electric Vehicle Charging at YMCA Cornwall

If you’d like to charge your vehicle at YMCA Cornwall you can find us on the Vendelectric App – select the exact charge point you want and how long you want to charge for:https://vendelectric.com/appAnyone can use the Vendelectric Pay As You Go service – the payment choice for those who prefer to make a single… Continue reading Electric Vehicle Charging at YMCA Cornwall

20 New Flats

YMCA Cornwall has built 20 new self-contained supported flats in Penzance for vulnerable young people. Our management team and trustees, motivated by the rising national trend of youth homelessness and to address our waiting list (on average 35 young people), made the decision to convert our old, obsolete gymnasium and backpackers’ accommodation into 20 new self-contained… Continue reading 20 New Flats

YMCA opposes Government’s withdrawal of £20 Universal Credit Uplift

YMCA England & Wales is asking the Government to maintain the £20 weekly uplift to Universal Credit payments to ensure young people striving for independent living are able to do so while affording the cost of living, and without an increased risk of falling into debt. Across England and Wales, young people are not given… Continue reading YMCA opposes Government’s withdrawal of £20 Universal Credit Uplift

Appletree Refurbishment

With the support of the Y:Housing consortium, we purchased the Appletree House building onsite in Penzance which was previously owned by YMCA England & Wales and have started a schedule of refurbishment work to update the in frastructure and renovate the self-contained flats.

YMCAs Awarded RAF contract

YMCA Cornwall to deliver RAF Airplay programme A collaboration of YMCAs across England, Wales and Scotland are delighted to announce that the RAF Benevolent Fund (the Fund) have awarded them a 4-year contract to deliver their flagship Airplay programme from January 2022. YMCA Cornwall’s youth clubs will support children from military families in the Newquay… Continue reading YMCAs Awarded RAF contract