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Welcome to YMCA Essex


YMCA Essex is an inclusive Christian charity rooted in local communities and working with people of all faiths and people of none to meet the needs of children, young people and their families, and supporting them so they can develop and grow and achieve their goals in life.


What we do


Our Childcare Services includes a nursery for babies – 5 year olds, Breakfast and Out of School Clubs and Holiday Clubs.







Our Youth Services includes youth clubs designed to help young people make new friends and have lots of fun! The groups run every day of the week in different areas of Essex, including Chelmsford and Colchester.







Our Housing Services consists of a 44-room supported housing unit in Colchester. We house young people aged 16-25 for up to two years.







Read our latest news and events


Black Tie Fundraising Dinner

We will be hosting a Black Tie Fundraiser at Chelmsford Football Club on 11 May 2024. There’ll be a guest singer and DJ. Full details to follow shortly – Save the date!





New City Voices Concert 

This concert will take place on 20 April 2024 at St John’s Church, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford. More details to follow soon – Save the date!





Spring Concert by Caprice

This Spring Concert will take place on March 9th, 7.30pm at Chelmsford Cathedral. Tickets available from: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk




Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea with the Mayor

On 10th March at 2pm, you can join The Mayor of Chelmsford for Afternoon Tea at The Community Station, Gloucester Avenue. Tickets cost £16 per person and can be purchased here: Afternoon Tea




Sleep Easy 2024

We’re delighted to share that our fundraiser ‘Sleep Easy’ is back this year. It will take place in Chelmsford on Friday 8 March – Saturday 9 March 2024. Click here to find out more.




Mayor’s Newsletter

The Mayor of Chelmsford would like to share her latest Newsletter with you.





Charity of the Year

We are honoured to announce that the new Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Linda Mascot, has selected YMCA Essex as her Charity of the Year for 2023/2024.

The announcement was made at the Annual Full Council Meeting on Wednesday 24 May 2023.



Data Protection

At YMCA Essex we are very committed to protecting any personal information which is given to us. The ways that we use your contact details and keep them safe, and your rights concerning any personal data that we hold about you, are fully explained in our Data Privacy Notice, please follow the link below.

YMCA Essex Data Privacy Notice