'Working in partnership with the community to help create a positive and progressive environment to live, learn, play & work.'

Welcome to Porthcawl YMCA

Porthcawl YMCA was established in 1908 and has served as a centre for the community and cultural life of the town continually. 

a £650,000 refurbishment and partial rebuild of the premises created 'The Y Centre', providing access to facilities promoting health & well-being and active & passive learning with community participation and social inclusion. 


Porthcawl YMCA as a registered charity, became a company limited by guarantee in July 2012. The Worldwide YMCA movement was founded over 170 years ago in London. 
The Association is affiliated to the World Alliance of YMCAs through the National Council of YMCA Wales and European Alliance of YMCAs. 

The Association is governed by a board of 10 voluntary Directors and employs 8 members of staff who are supported by volunteers who assist in the delivery of services. 


As a social enterprise, membership and programme of Porthcawl YMCA is open to all. 


Porthcawl YMCA, The Y Centre works with and supports many different groups and community members; offering support when needed, a place to learn , a variety of activities and a safe place to meet friends. 


Porthcawl YMCA
25 John Street 

CF36 3AP

Tel:01656 772166
Email: info@theycentre.com
Registered Company No: 08156824
Registered Charity No: 1149008