As one of Europe’s largest YMCAs, Central YMCA is unusual. Firstly, because our predecessors founded the movement in 1844, which is a great bit of history and also because, unlike most YMCAs in England we work nationally and internationally, as well as locally. In particular, over the last 30 years Central YMCA has focussed on the development of expertise and resources to deliver ground-breaking health-related projects, programmes and products. Most notably in the fields of health and fitness education, facilities providing opportunities for physical and creative activity, and by communicating complex health-related issues to young people through theatre performance. Today, Central YMCA comprises central services, (CEO, Communications & Fundraising, Human Resources, IT and Finance), supporting five highly respected and innovative operations (one a subsidiary charity). We employ over 150 full-time equivalent staff and our CEO sits on Sport England’s London Sports Board and also chairs one of Sport England’s new Sub Regional Sport and Physical Activity Partnerships.