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We are currently fundraising for new Youth Zones in Barnsley, Bristol, Grimsby, Preston, Thurrock, Warrington and West London (Hammersmith & Fulham).
Each Youth Zone starts with a c£9million capital campaign run by OnSide, creating a new local independent charity which becomes part of the federated OnSide Network. The capital build is half funded by local authority investment and half funded by philanthropy.
For each project we also seek to secure the first three years of a Youth Zone’s annual revenue expenditure, typically £1.3m pa. Approximately £400k pa of this target is met by the local authority, the remainder is donated by local supporters (individuals, companies, charitable grant funders) who commit to being Founder Patrons.
Founder Patrons, around 35 in each community, are the bedrock of every Youth Zone. Primarily individuals, families, and business leaders in the local community, Founder Patrons make three to four year commitments to their Youth Zone. Their collective gifts give the Youth Zone the assurance that their running costs are fully covered in the earliest years of opening.
On this page you’ll see the current Youth Zone campaigns. All support is gratefully received.
Learn more about how we develop new Youth Zones