YMCA Go! is a city wide project, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, with a focus on six key areas: Hanley, Abbey Hulton, West End Stoke, Blurton, Fegg Hayes and Kidsgrove.
Our aim is to provide exciting experiences, activities, opportunities to young people aged 10-16.
Working closely with Stoke on Trent City Council and local organisations we have access to children’s centres and community spaces to provide activities in the evenings and school holidays. We offer a wide range of face to face and digital sessions, and keep up to date with all government guidance regarding COVID-19.
We hope to provide positive outcomes to young people which will inspire them and help them to achieve their goals in life and work.

Included in membership, you and your family will also have access to short term, low-level family support. An experienced Family Coach will be available to offer advice and support with concerns and issues that may arise within your family.
We can offer support through home visits, accompany parents/young people to appointments and work to find solutions to some of the problems families face, such as:

  • Accessing Services
  • Parenting
  • Housing
  • Health/Wellbeing (Confidence/Self-esteem)
  • Managing finances
  • Benefits/Debt Advice
  • Volunteering/Training/Education

For family Support enquiries please contact:
Jacqui Higginson: YMCA Go! Family Work Coach
Mob: 07948239450
Email: Jacqui.Higginson@ymcans.org.uk

We have embraced digital technology! Check out our YMCA GO! signposting offer to keep young people engaged and entertained at home. We have developed a project-based digital youth work program that forms sections of youth work and the best technology available to us and you. Join us by emailing our dedicated youth work team: ellie.chesterton@ymcans.org.uk

Regrettably, we have taken the decision following UK Government advice to postpone all YMCA GO! Youth Clubs indefinitely.  

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.

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 OPEN. Our team are currently accepting applications. 

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.

Toolkit for Young People

Take a look inside our toolkit that is packed with wonderful activities for you to do at home.


We are currently working hard behind the scenes to make sure all young people have the resources to be creative, learn and explore new ideas. Our YMCA GO! Team will be providing specific parent/carer toolkits very soon.