The 170 Campaign.

YMCA Exeter are delighted to share that we have received grant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, “170 years of Supporting Young People – The History of YMCA Exeter“.

Over the next 18 months, our research and development team will begin a journey of discovery as we focus on unearthing and finding out more about the key periods in Exeter’s history when YMCA have been particularly influential. Beginning with researching into our documentary archives as well as capturing memories of local people, we will culminate the project by taking our brand new exhibition on the road into a variety of Devon communities, giving us all the opportunity to re-enact what like was like for young people at different times in YMCA Exeter’s history.

Do you have a memory of YMCA Exeter in times past? Or perhaps you would like to get involved in the research over the coming months? Visit to find out more. 



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