Our impact

Everyone should have access to life-changing opportunities.
We’re passionate about advancing our communities and improving access to life-changing opportunities.

The 2022/23 year brought us into the second year of our three-year strategy to advance the education, health, and wellbeing of our communities. As we continue to strive to meet our strategic objectives, we are pleased to share our progress so far through our Impact Report.

Health and Wellbeing
In 2022/23, we helped more than 6,680 people live healthier lives through our Health and Wellbeing programmes across our two health and wellbeing sites.

We aim to focus on two key areas when it comes to the health and wellbeing of the community: increase access and improve quality of life. We operate a number of initiatives across our two health and wellbeing locations in Central London, YMCA Club and YMCA KX to cater to various groups of people.

Our Older Adults programme has been highly successful in delivering fitness classes and social opportunities for members over age 60, increasing to 940 members in 2022/23 compared to 827 in 2021/22.

Other health and wellbeing initiatives we ran throughout 2022/23 include the Positive Health programme, Girls MOVE, free Pilates classes for BAME women, and a range of children’s activities, including after school sports, holiday playschemes, and the swim school at YMCA Club.


Participants in our Positive Health programme


Members at YMCA Club.


Class participants across YMCA Club and YMCA KX

Education and Training
We awarded over 9,486 qualifications to learners and apprentices in 2022/23 across our various education and training programmes.

In 2022/23, our Study Programmes worked in each region of England, delivering 26 programmes to 570 young people aged 16-18. The Study Programme guides and supports learners to achieve and progress, regardless of their backgrounds, barriers to learning, and entry level, helping them receive the same opportunities as mainstream colleges.

We also provide young people the opportunity to pursue their love of sport while gaining a qualification through our Football Academy, Fitness Training Academy, and HITZ Learning Academy in partnership with Premiership Rugby. The value extends to our employer partners as well as 97% of them, say a Central YMCA apprentice added value to their organisation.


Total new learners across the Charity.


Learners engaged in funded training.


Qualifications awarded through YMCA Awards.


Funded qualifications awarded within the Charity


Unique programmes across 7 sectors as part of the Study Programme


Unique adult programmes delivered through YMCAfit

Read more about our programmes