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 Manchester Youth Zone – East is your chance to be part of the Manchester Youth Zone – East 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 Manchester Youth Zone – East.

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.

Latest news...

Manchester is leading the way nationally with the creation of a second £6m OnSide Youth Zone in the City

16th March 2018 by OnSide Youth Zones

Media Release The new Youth Zone is to be built in East Manchester on the former Gorton baths site at the corner of Hyde Road…

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Plan for second OnSide Youth Zone in Manchester announced

7th December 2017 by OnSide Youth Zones

Proposals to create a second OnSide Youth Zone in Manchester will be considered by Manchester City Council’s Executive on Wednesday 13 December. The centre in…

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