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Why Barking & Dagenham?

 

  • Barking and Dagenham is ranked 3rd most deprived local authority in England (out of 326) in relation to the IMD 2015
  • Almost 1/3 of children in the borough live in low-income families
  • Notably, 1 in 10 adults are out of work in Barking & Dagenham – the highest unemployment rate of any London borough
  • 37% of children live in poverty in Barking and Dagenham, 6th worst in London
  • 53,700 young people aged 0-15, 21% of total population

Paula Hawkins becomes Future Youth Zone's first Founder Patron

The Girl on the Train author Paula Hawkins speaks about becoming the first Founder Patron of Barking and Dagenham’s Future Youth Zone, which will be OnSide’s first in London.

If you would like to know more about what it means to become a Founder Patron please click here.

FOUNDER PATRONS & SUPPORTERS TO DATE

  • Paula Hawkins
    The Drapers Company
    Fresh Wharf Estates
    Squibb Group
    Maria Marina Foundation
    Jack Petchey Foundation
  • Barking & Dagenham Council
    The Queen’s Trust

WE NEED YOU!

Could you be our next Patron?

Founder Patrons are key to the success of a Youth Zone. Becoming a Founder Patron of Barking and Dagenham Youth Zone is your chance to be part of the Future Youth Zone story.

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FUNDING PROGRESS

If you would like to know more about becoming a Founder Patron contact Rebecca Mahallati for more information.

Your pledge of consistent support is critical to the success of Future Youth Zone.

The select group of Founder Patrons is made up with the great and good from Barking and Dagenham, community leaders whose endorsement and generous support will encourage others to follow.

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Future Youth Zone Drinks Reception at Coventry University

20th March 2018 by OnSide Youth Zones

With the aim of starting and continuing development with founder patrons and new patrons, a drinks reception, hosted by Leader of the Barking and Dagenham Council, Darren Rodwell, was held to share the benefits of the upcoming Youth Zones in London.

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History made as building begins on London’s first Youth Zone

15th January 2018 by OnSide Youth Zones

History has been made after a spade went into the ground to officially start work on London’s first ever OnSide Youth Zone in Barking and…

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