Why East Manchester?

With all wards in East Manchester in the worst 20% nationally for deprivation, and parts of Ardwick and Gorton North falling into the top 100 most deprived neighbourhood areas in England – what does this mean for the young people living there?

Issues affecting young people in the area include obesity, under 18 alcohol-related hospital admissions and GCSE attainment with just 53% of Manchester’s young people failing to gain 5 GCSEs.

Open 7 days per week Manchester Youth Zone – East will provide a safe, inclusive place for young people to explore creative and sporting activities, whilst finding support for their practical, social and emotional needs to help them grow into happier, healthier adults.


Could you be our next Founder Patron?

Founder Patrons are key to the success of a Youth Zone. Becoming a Founder Patron of East Manchester Youth Zone is your chance to be part of the Youth Zone story and change the lives of thousands of young people.



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

Your support is critical to the success of East Manchester Youth Zone.

We are seeking the support of those who love Manchester and want to make a positive and on-going difference in the city, whose endorsement and generous support will encourage others to follow.

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Help name East Manchester Youth Zone: vote now!

3rd December 2018 by OnSide Youth Zones

The branding process OnSide Youth Zones has worked with local youth charities to establish a Development Group made up of young people from across Manchester.…

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Young people celebrate as planning is approved for East Manchester Youth Zone

16th November 2018 by OnSide Youth Zones

Young people from East Manchester are ecstatic to hear that planning approval for their brand-new £6million Youth Zone has been granted. East Manchester Youth Zone…

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