Transforming young lives in East Surrey

Our Life Change Fund was set up in 2021 to raise funds for projects to help young people get their lives back on track following the impact of COVID-19.

The fund supports a range of YMCA services and projects to address these needs and help young people build the resilience, belief and confidence to overcome the challenges they face.

Help to build a brighter future for homeless young people

Last year with your help we raised £80k to acquire and fund the new Y Bus. This new project will offer a mobile YMCA reaching out to areas in need to provide vital services such as detached youth work, play, sport and physical activity.

This year, the Life Change Fund will support our youth housing projects. Currently, 1 in 52 young people are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the UK.*

In 2024, we will be opening a new move-on accommodation for 6 young people in Redhill. We are aiming to raise £100k through challenge events towards refurbishment costs as well as furniture for individual bedrooms and communal areas.

* CentrePoint Youth Homelessness Databank

We need your help!
Your fundraising will help to create a nurturing environment that truly feels like home. Join us in making a difference and opening the doors to a brighter future for young people. Every penny will go towards helping young people in East Surrey to belong, contribute and thrive. Thank you!

How you can help

Donate to the Life Change Fund – any help, however small, will make a difference for a young person

Take on a challenge event and raise sponsorship for the Life Change Fund