Everyone should have a fair chance to discover who they are and what they can become

Who we are

YMCA Fairthorne Group is a local community charity, that delivers an array of services to over 40,000 children, young people and families across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, making a positive impact on their lives and magical childhood memories.

What we do

Built on a social enterprise model, all income we generate goes directly back into funding our local community projects and initiatives, such as nurseries, school holiday activities and housing to vulnerable 16-25 year-olds.

Where we are

YMCA Andover
YMCA Basingstoke
YMCA Eastleigh
YMCA Fairthorne Manor
YMCA Isle of Wight
YMCA New Milton
YMCA Portsmouth
YMCA Southampton

Phillipa Spicer

Meet the team

YMCA Fairthorne Group’s senior team consists of experienced professionals who are responsible for its day-to-day operations. They work closely with the trustees, who oversee the organisation’s strategic direction and ensure that it is fulfilling its mission. The senior team and trustees work together to ensure that the organization is making a positive impact in the community it serves.

Our History

From humble beginnings in the City of London in 1844, the YMCA has grown to become a worldwide organisation with 45 million members in 125 countries.

YMCA operate as a federation that work to support young people in their communities. YMCAs share a common goal to create supportive, inclusive and energising communities where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive. Each YMCA now operates on a local scale, delivering services that meet the needs of their local community, in keeping with the wider organisation’s values and aims. At YMCA Fairthorne Group, we are proud to be affiliated with the wider YMCA movement – the world’s largest and longest-running youth charity.

Perfect Location

YMCA Fairthorne Group is a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales. Company number: 4336719 Charity number: 1090981 Registered office: YMCA Fairthorne Group, Fairthorne Manor, YMCA,  Southampton, SO30 2GH.