YMCA Leicestershire
Ground-breaking projects that have explored and enhanced Leicestershire's unique heritage.

Y Heritage Project

Launched in 2018, our three year Y Heritage Project uniquely put young people at the centre of commissioning and participating in local heritage projects. Young people received training to participate in six Dragon’s Den style funding rounds, awarding a total of £258,805 between 15 local projects all together. 123 young people engaged in local heritage over the life of the project.

Some fantastic heritage projects have been brought to life and young people enjoyed rich work experience opportunities which all projects provided. Heritage organisations have also learnt how to engage with vulnerable young people, which will have a lasting impact for future generations.