What support can we offer to YMCAs?

We believe that strong, socially relevant civil society organisations in some of the world’s poorest countries are of critical importance in tackling the poverty and injustice faced by disadvantaged young women and men.

We have extensive global youth work experience and can deliver capacity development directly through technical training, specific consultancy projects and developing resources; through facilitating access to other experts; and by signposting you to good practice resources and learning opportunities. Our role in capacity development is to accompany our partner organisations on their journey enabling them to reach and change the lives of the poorest young people.

Programme Design in developing countries

Reaching the most disadvantaged; Enterprise and Employment initiatives; disaster risk reduction and emergency response

Programme Design around the world

Youth-led advocacy; youth participation; youth volunteering and global youth work

Programme Cycle Management

Financial management; monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning; impact assessment; safeguarding; security and risk management

Organisational Development

Organisational capacity assessment; fundraising and resource mobilisation; policy development.


A values-led approach to capacity development


We believe the assessment and implementation of any capacity development process should involve all stakeholders in an organisation, including staff, volunteers and young people.


We will work in close collaboration with other organisations and stakeholders to support our partners in capacity development initiatives.


We will encourage reflective learning and we will develop a clear framework to track the impact of our support so that we know what works and what doesn’t.

How to access our support?

Call or email us

…for technical advice (telephone, email, Skype) and one of the  International Programme Development team will guide you through what you need to do.

Face-to-face training

This could range from a short meeting to a workshop over consecutive days during an in-country visit, with training facilitated by one or more of our locally based team, or consultants.

Online Training

We can offer remote training conducted by our technical staff.

Resources and Guides

We can develop and provide training on bespoke tools, resources and guidance materials for you to put to practical use.

Document review

You can send us written documents via email and we will provide you with detailed written feedback.

Technical consultancies

You can commission our technical staff to conduct a specific piece of work, for example, a project evaluation or impact assessment.


We can identify and support you to attend events such as conferences and roundtable debates on specific issues related to your capacity development interests.

Information sharing

We can share learning and good practice from within and externally to our network of partners, to enhance your work.

Contact the International Programmes Team today

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