About us

YMCA Plymouth is an education, health & families charity, serving young people and our community. We are guided by a friendly & personable approach where all people can belong, contribute and thrive.

We are a local and independent charity affiliated to the federation of YMCAs in England & Wales. Our services are primarily delivered across two sites; our main centre on Honicknowle Lane, Plymouth and our satellite facility, Torpoint & Rame Community Sports Centre.

Our Vision

To be a leading education, health and families charity in our community that enables all people to belong, contribute and thrive.

Our Mission

To deliver professional and personable services that support young people and our community’s education, health and family needs.

Our Values


We offer people the space they need to feel secure, respected, heard and valued.


We inspire each person we meet to realise their own strengths and reach their full potential in all they do.


We ensure that everyone regardless of their ability, age, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background has the opportunity to belong, contribute & thrive.


We are committed to the wellbeing of the communities we serve and believe in the positive benefit of participation, locally and in the wider world.

Our Model

We have a sustainable charity model combining social enterprise activities and more traditional charitable work.

Our Impact

View our COVID-19 Impact Report here.