Corporate Partnerships Supporting the Lakeside Project

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.  It enables your business to be visible at the heart of the community, enhances your brand and demonstrates a commitment to the future generation who attend our day or residential programmes at one of the largest professional outdoor activity centres in the country.

We recognise that a corporate partnership must be mutually beneficial, which is why at YMCA Lakeside  we will work with you to carefully tailor the partnership  in a way that suits you.

You will be helping us to achieve our goal of raising £6.8 million so that we can continue to deliver life changing outdoor residential experiences for up to 10,000 young people per year.

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To find out more about the range of opportunities available or to discuss how your company could get involved, please contact

 Corporate Challenge Cup

Each company can enter as many teams as they like. The entry fee covers all accommodation, food, activities, tuition and safety equipment, and includes a donation that contributes directly towards the building costs for our new, South Camp school and young person’s centre

Get Involved

Set on the shores of Lake Windermere, YMCA Lakeside activities are designed to inspire children and young people to grow in body, mind and spirit. Over 1 million children and young people have had the opportunity to take part in a Lakeside experience since the centre first opened its doors in the 1950’s.

However with over 60 years of continuous use our buildings have deteriorated and we now need a complete transformation if the centre is to survive beyond the next few years and make it fit for the future and change the lives of 1 million more young people in the future.

We have secured planning permission to redevelop the site and we have raised 90%of the £6.8 Million cost to rebuild the school facility at YMCA Lakeside.  We now need your help to climb to our final target.

A partnership with YMCA Lakeside can bring your business enduring benefits and enable you to build on your reputation as a socially responsible company. Just some of the benefits could include:

  • Opportunities for staff engagement to increase morale and motivation and keep staff retention rates high.
  • A range of volunteering opportunities.
  • Enhanced brand reputation with customers, suppliers and the wider local community
  • Positive media coverage through our strong local PR platform
  • Proven health and wellbeing benefits for your staff
  • Strategic advertising opportunities through sponsorship of events and projects.

Your company can get involved in many different ways and we are committed to working with you to meet your company’s aims and objectives however you decide to support us.

However we are both proud and confident of the positive impact we have made to the lives of 1 million children and young people since the centre opened in the 1950’s that we would be delighted to arrange for your staff to visit us to find out more about what we do. The chance to see first hand the difference their support can make to the work of YMCA will undoubtedly boost staff morale, motivation and understanding of why your company supports us.

We would be pleased to work with you to produce a bespoke partnership programme but suggestions could include:

A Charity of the Year partnership is a great way for staff to participate in something fun while bringing about positive change within the community. We will work closely with you to develop a tailor-made programme of fundraising and volunteering activities which will engage your staff and deliver a successful, mutually beneficial partnership.

We offer a range of exciting volunteering opportunities to get your staff involved in projects helping the local community from painting to handing out medals at our Fun Run!

Your staff can get fit, have fun, meet friends and raise funds by taking part in one of our inspiring challenge fundraising events. We support with training and fundraising ideas and tips, leaving your employees free to take on new experiences. From cycling, walking and running events through to skydives, abseils; there is something for everyone to take on!

You could also organise your own company fundraising event, a summer barbecue or sports tournament for example, to help engage staff while raising funds for our vital work.

Your company could support us by providing pro-bono services such as legal advice or facilities for corporate hospitality events. Donated goods from your company can also help boost our income through raffle prizes.

Single or regular corporate donations are another invaluable way of demonstrating your support for YMCA Lakeside.

Payroll Giving is a simple, tax efficient way for your employees to donate regularly to charity directly from their salary. Whatever the size of your business, Payroll Giving is easy to set up and inexpensive to run. It is easy to set up a scheme if you do not have one already.