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Manchester Youth Zone provides a unique safe place for young people aged 8 – 19, up to 25 with additional needs, from across Manchester. With a wealth of sport and creative activities, The Factory currently welcomes almost 1,000 young people each week. Working closely with members to raise their aspirations, The Factory offers a number of targeted provisions to provide additional support to those who need it.

Partner Organisations

Active Communities Network is a sport for development charity which uses sport as a pathway into education, training and employment

Active Communities Network

Groundwork MSSTT are passionate about creating a future where everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and where everyone can reach their potential.

Groundwork MSSTT

Mad Theatre Company are a charity that provides quality and affordable drama workshops for disadvantaged young people and adults in the Greater Manchester area. They enable their young people to gain experience and skills in all aspects of performance to increase their confidence, self esteem and life skills and to improve their education and employment opportunities.

Mad Theatre Company

Mancunian Way are community engagement specialists that specialise in street based engagement, targeting individuals who don’t necessarily want to be engaged but are the most in need, whether this be disenfranchised young people in a park on a Friday evening, or vulnerable homeless individuals sat on street corners in the city centre.

Mancunian Way

Street League is a UK leading sports for employment charity. Its mission is  to see an end to youth unemployment. In the areas where they operate, up to 1 in 5 young people are unemployed and in need of their help. Their programmes support unemployed young people to learn the key skills, gain the necessary qualifications and work experience to move into a sustainable job or further training.

Street League

The Children’s Literacy Charity has over 25 year’s experience in providing high-quality, one-to-one literacy interventions for children and young people in deprived areas who need help in closing their literacy gap.

The Children's Luteracy Charity

Wai Yin Society has been supporting, empowering and working in partnership with Chinese individuals and families for more than 25 year and is now one of the largest Chinese Community centres in the UK.

As the Society has grown, they have developed a range of employment, education and community services for Chinese men and women and for other ethnic minority groups, including Somali, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Indian and many European nationalities.

Wai Yin

YPAC is a Young People’s organisation working with young people and the wider community over the last 10 years in Miles Platting, Ancoats, and Collyhurst. They are inspired by the belief that each young person should be free to realise their potential and purpose in life.

YPAC Manchester