We’re delighted to announce that our charity will receive a substantial donation from ASC Renewables to help continue our work of transforming the lives of young people, by giving them somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to.
ASC Renewables, an ethical developer of renewable energy solutions has generously agreed to continue its support for OnSide with a donation of £75,000 over the next three years.
Stephen Critchlow, Chairman of ASC Renewables said: “We have supported OnSide since its very early years and have been hugely impressed with the progress that has been made in such a short time. Having visited the most recently opened Youth Zone in Wigan; we felt strongly that we should continue to invest in OnSide as it continues to improve the futures of our country’s young people.”
Since our five Youth Zones opened, together with Bolton Youth Zone, we currently receive nearly 7,000 visits from young people each week, (350,000 per year). With three more Youth Zones in the pipeline in Preston, Wirral and Wolverhampton, OnSide aims to open a total of 20 Youth Zones by 2020. The support of organisations like ASC Renewables is absolutely vital in achieving this ambitious plan.
Kathryn Morley, Chief Executive of OnSide Youth Zones, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that ASC Renewables has decided to not only continue, but also increase its support for OnSide. Our vision is that one day every town and city throughout the country will have its own Youth Zone. The support of organisations like ASC Renewables is helping to ensure that our dream of opening Youth Zones across the UK becomes a reality.”
If you are interested in hearing more about becoming a supporter of OnSide, please contact Jo Barber, Events and Donor Development Manager here.