There are lots of ways you can get involved in raising funds for YMCA Bath Group.

Ideas include:

Sponsorship – Bath Half, Tough Mudder, Colour runs, swimming, dancing walking, being silent or some kind of personal challenge that is appropriate it to you.

The YMCA also organises national events for sponsorship such as having allocated spaces in the London Marathon, Sleep Outs to raise awareness of homelessness and raise money at the same time and other sporting challenges throughout the year.

Put on an event

Put on an event such as a quiz or a fashion show and sell tickets. Not only is it a great way to raise money, it’s also good fun.

Afternoon teas/coffee mornings

Why not get baking and have people round for a coffee morning or afternoon tea? You can ask people for a small donation or hold a raffle and sell tickets.

Car boot sales

Set up a table for YMCA Bath Group at a car boot sale and sell your unwanted clothes and bric-a-brac. Or donate your unwanted items to your local YMCA shop.


You could hold an auction dinner. Ask individuals and local businesses for items that money can’t usually buy. Individuals could offer an hour’s gardening, an evening’s babysitting or a week in their holiday home. Local businesses could offer items like a studio portrait, a hamper or a haircut.

If you would like to organise your own fundraising or sponsored event for YMCA Bath Group at your home, school, church, place of work, or at our YMCA please contact us for posters, leaflets, branded materials and collection tins. We’ll be more than happy to help and could even support you to promote the event!

If you have planned a great event, don’t forget to contact your local press. The more people who know about your efforts, the more money and awareness you’re likely to raise.


Single Gift

A cash gift today means we will be able to reach out to more young people in Bath, Bristol and surrounding areas.

A donation of:

  • £10 could provide an hour of childcare in one of our nurseries
  • £15 could provide 1-2-1 training in the gym for someone with special needs, going through an illness, rehab or major life event
  • £20 could help pay towards a qualified youth worker
  • £25 could provide a night’s emergency accommodation
  • £50 could contribute towards work in our training kitchen, giving young people a chance to gain work experience and valuable skills
  • £100 could help heat our YMCA hostel during the winter
  • £500 could help towards expanding our work with homeless vulnerable young people in Bath and Bristol

Regular Gift

A regular gift will enable us to provide longer term support, across a variety of our projects such as helping us sustain youth work activities in more rural areas, to enable young people develop into active, confident members of the community.

If you would like to become a regular giver and allow YMCA Bath Group to recover the tax you have paid please call 01225 325900 or email to discuss how you would like to proceed.

Your donation will enable us to provide young people with a safe place to visit or stay and a solid foundation on which to build their life. Thank you.

Every night we try to support young people in accommodation through our various services in Bristol and Bath plus our NightStop and Platform for Life projects in Bath. These are vital projects and help reduce homelessness, get young people off the streets and give them support to move on to safer and more secure accommodation and futures.  We value any support we can get for this work and welcome any donations or support you may be able to give.

We need not just financial support but we are also looking for hosts for our Nightstop project.

We need help to maintain and develop our work so that we can ensure that YMCA Bath  Group is there to reach future generations of young people and communities in need. By leaving a legacy gift in your will help us meet these needs.

No matter how large or small your legacy gift, it will be used in full to support our charitable work. We are in the unique position that our trading company covers all our central costs, therefore your legacy is used in its entirety to support vulnerable members of society. A gift of any size will make a difference.

The main thing to include in your will is our full name, registered office address and the registered charity number as follows:

YMCA Brunel Group
International House
Broad Street Place

Charity Number : 1074660

If you would like to find out more, please call our CEO Mike Fairbeard on 01225 325907 or email