Make a regular or one-off donation

By supporting our work with a one-off or regular donation you will be making a truly positive change in your local community.

Every contribution matters, whatever the amount you can afford, and it will help us to change people’s lives by providing opportunities and personalised support for children, families and young people with disabilities, as well as providing homeless individuals with a place to stay and the tools they need to turn their lives around.

You will be making a difference.

Gift Aid it!

If you’re a UK taxpayer, please remember to ‘Gift Aid’ your donation when you use the button below. This means that we will receive an extra 25p for every £1 donated to help even more people, and it doesn’t cost you anything at all!*

Give essential items to our residents this Christmas!

Not everyone expects to receive presents at Christmas. Could you bring a smile to a former rough sleeper’s face by donating a NEW or NEARLY NEW gift to our supported housing residents?

Please donate gloves, scarves, hats, socks, food (no alcohol), sweets, stationery, art materials, calendars, diaries, colouring pencils, paints, adult colouring books, toiletries, gift sets, hair accessories, DVDs, games and puzzles (please don’t wrap the items as this needs to be done by our team).

You can donate at YMCA Bournemouth at 56 Westover Road BH1 2BS, at The Junction Sports & Leisure Centre in Broadstone BH18 8AX or at Pokesdown & Southbourne Children’s Centre at 108 Stourvale Road BH6 5JB.

Any questions, please contact Sarah Watson on 01202 290451.

Donate by debit or credit card

You can donate by debit or credit card over the phone by calling our hostel reception on 01202 290451. Please let the receptionist know if you would like to add gift aid (at no cost to yourselves*).

By cheque

If you would like to donate to us by cheque, please make it payable to ‘YMCA Bournemouth’ and drop it off at any of our facilities or post it to: Fundraising, YMCA Bournemouth, Delta House, 56 Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BS.

Please remember to ‘Gift Aid’ your donation by downloading, printing and enclosing the completed form with your cheque.

By standing order

If you would like to make a regular donation by standing order, please download and print this form, complete both pages, place it in an envelope addressed to ‘Fundraising’ and then hand it in to YMCA Bournemouth on Westover Rd. You could instead post it to the address above, but for security we recommend hand-delivering it.

Buy online at Smile.Amazon

Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisation of your choice.

Simply click on the link below, enter your password and select ‘YMCA Bournemouth’.

*Please note, for gift aid the donor must have been charged with Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for the year of donation at least equal to the tax treated as deducted from their gift aid donations or they will be liable for the difference.

``I donate to YMCA Bournemouth on a monthly basis and am very happy to do so. I've worked with the charity first-hand and know both the passion that goes into their efforts and a number of the people who have benefited from their support. It truly is a very worthwhile cause.``

Richard Chumbley, Donor

Real Stories


Danny’s Story

Danny has battled hard to get himself free of addiction but last year he also battled for others by organising a coffee morning in aid of cancer care.


Jess’s Story

Jess became homeless after a mental health breakdown resulting from domestic violence. After her stay at YMCA Bournemouth she now lives in her own flat.


Medhi’s Story

Mehdi is now a very successful businessman in Bournemouth but it has been a very difficult journey. A stay at YMCA Bournemouth changed his life.