Who Are We?

Our YMCA Edinburgh Mission is to empower young people, children, and their families in Leith and across Edinburgh to transform their lives. We offer needs led, relationships focused services for children, young people, and families.



YMCA Edinburgh is part of a global movement that gives all, especially young people, space, and opportunity to belong, contribute and thrive.

We offer a range of tailored programmes including outdoor play, holiday play schemes, sports activities, health and wellbeing groups, mentoring services for young people and
family support.

YMCA Edinburgh is part of an inclusive global Christian movement that gives all, especially young people, space and opportunity to belong, contribute and thrive. We are open to people of all faiths and none.

Whats new

  • Leith Gala Day

    Leith Gala Day

    On Saturday 8th June, girls from our Girls Health & Wellbeing group were supported by staff members to run a stall at Leith Gala Day. The girls ran tombola stalls for adults and children and sold popcorn in order to raise funds. As a result of their efforts, the generosity of those that donated prizes…

  • Inspiring Volunteer Award

    Inspiring Volunteer Award

    Amazing & well deserved recognition for Graham Kilpatrick, one of our fantastic volunteer mentors who was recognised as one of Edinburgh’s Inspiring Volunteers at an recent ceremony held in Edinburgh City Chambers. Graham has been dedicating his time with us for over 4 years and is pictured here with Donald McDonald, chair of our board.

  • Volunteers Wanted!

    Volunteers Wanted!

    We are always looking for volunteer mentors to support children and young people across Edinburgh. If you have a couple of hours a week you could dedicate to us, please get in touch to find out more.