Who we are?
YMCA Barry is an autonomous association founded in 1890, as a registered charity and is part of the wider YMCA movement started over 165 years ago. We are affiliated to the YMCA European and World Alliance.
What is our aim?
The YMCA aims to help all young people belong, contribute and thrive to achieve their potential.
The programmes we run
YMCA programmes in Barry include, gymnastics, child care, community radio station – Bro Radio, sports and fitness, youth work and personal development programmes. In addition the YMCA is an excellent venue for any meeting or conference with full catering service. Five other charities are based at the YMCA and is also home to a day unit for people with learning difficulties.
We comply with the standards laid down by our national organisation, and welcome their expertise, but we are a self-supporting unit, rooted in the community. We pay our own way from the income our activities generate and continuous fundraising.