Unlike most youth provision, the private sector provides half of all funding for Youth Zones. This substantial investment allows a Youth Zone to provide the very best facilities and services for its users. Young people enjoy state-of-the-art facilities in the buildings that say ‘you deserve the best’, particularly for young people who would normally stay at home.
Businesses that invest in Youth Zones demand financial probity and transparency. As a result, management is continually focused on ensuring resources are allocated efficiently, with a demonstrable social return on investment. The business-focus and financial expertise local investors bring to the board are key drivers of sound financial planning, ensuring Youth Zones are sustainable in the long term.Become an Onside Patron