Support the ‘Changing young lives appeal’ and help us climb to our target

Set on the shore of Lake Windermere, YMCA Lakeside is one of the largest professional outdoor activity centres in the country. Our residential and day experiences are designed to inspire children and young people to grow in body, mind and spirit. Over one million children and young people have had the opportunity to take part in a Lakeside experience since the centre opened its doors in the 1950’s.

YMCA Lakeside has deteriorated since the 1990’s due to a lack of capital funds for investment at the site. Many of the buildings have been in continual use since the early 1950’s and are simply worn out by the million young people it has hosted over the years. So now a complete transformation is needed if the centre is to survive beyond the next few years and make it fit for the future.

Help us create a world class centre and change young people’s lives.

Learn more about our vision for the School Facility

A new facility for schools and youth groups will enable us to transform the lives of 10,000 young people every year. Help us secure £6.8 million to build that vision.

Donate Now

By making a direct donation you will be supporting us to secure Lakeside’s future, ensuring that we can continue to provide the opportunities and the memories for the next generation and beyond

Fundraise for us

However you choose to support us, whether it’s a cake sale or a sponsored run, we can help you reach your fundraising goal. And if you’re looking for ideas, here’s some  fundraising inspiration.

Corporate Partnership

A corporate partnership with YMCA Lakeside is a fantastic way to help make a lasting difference to the lives of over 10,000 young people we engage with every year. Have a look at the various ways you can support us to achieve our goal of transforming One Million more lives.

Volunteer for Us

Can you spare time on an ad hoc basis to help with YMCA Lakeside fundraising events and other fundraising activities throughout the year? Learn more about our committment to volunteers and the activities you could get involved in.

Sign up as a Friend of Lakeside

Want to commit to becoming a fundraiser and supporting Lakeside to redevelop as well as providing funds for our bursary schemes in the future? Find out more about becoming a Friend of Lakeside.

Keep up to date with our Latest News

Keep up to date with the developments of the Lakeside Project and it’s ‘Changing young lives appeal’. Maybe you’ve got lots of networks and contacts that may be able to help us reach our fundraising goal, your help could make all the difference.

To help make this vision a reality please contact either:

John Cronin – CEO
Tel: 01253 895115

Grant Sellars – Director – Development and Quality
Tel: 07972 142964