YMCA GO! is a citywide project for young people aged 10 – 18. YMCA GO! offers exciting activities, wonderful experiences, incredible learning and inspiring discovery opportunities for young people. YMCA GO! has something for everyone, our activities include drama to the arts, sports to gaming, youth leadership programmes to cooking, there is something for everyone.

We believe every young person should have the best opportunities to thrive

The next YMCA GO! Partners Forum will take place on Thursday 17 October. For more information please click here.

October half-term with YMCA GO!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Summer activities #BESTSUMMEREVER. YMCA GO! has all the best places to go and things to do for young people during school holidays. Our next school holiday programme will be in October Half-Term 2019.

YMCA GO! runs youth clubs after school every weekday (Mon-Fri). Our youth clubs are located in various parts of the city as we believe that localised youth work is key to a stronger and healthier community.

YMCA GO! youth clubs are a place where young people can meet, interact and participate in a variety of activities. Being part of a youth club can help young people develop important personal and interpersonal skills. GO! youth clubs give young people a safe space to grow, learn and form a strong support network of other young people.

BIG City Passport is a project to raise awareness of culture, diversity, history and heritage. Places we have visited include:

  • London
  • Manchester
  • Leeds
  • Nottingham
  • Birmingham
  • Liverpool
  • Bristol

In 2019, we aim to visit more cities, keep an eye out on our socials for more information.

Our One Big Activity Days are open multi-activity days that give you and your family an exciting and competitively priced, full day of fun activities over the school holidays.

YMCA North Staffordshire has received funding (Youth Investment Fund) from the DCMS and Big Lottery, to deliver youth activities and projects for young people aged 10-18 in Stoke-on-Trent.

The fund is part of a national programme to engage young people with high-quality youth provision and to promote collaboration between existing youth service providers.

The programme which will run for three years commenced in June 2017 and will conclude in June 2020. Delivery of the project started solely in the north of the city, with the 2nd Year being in the north and central parts of the city and Year 3 will be fully citywide.

We are pleased to open applications for youth provisions to be provided in the north and central areas of Stoke on Trent.

The next round of funding is now CLOSED. Our team are currently looking through all applicants. You will be notified in due course.

For further information please contact:


The project started in June 2017:

  • June 2017 – North
  • June 2018 – North & Central
  • June 2019 – Citywide (North, Central & South)

Working closely with Stoke on Trent City Council and Local Organisations we have access to the Children’s Centres, and community spaces to provide activities in the evenings, weekends and school holidays.