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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.

Young people in East Manchester need your support

Could you be our next Founder Patron?

Founder Patrons are absolutely key to the success of a Youth Zone.  Becoming a Founder Patron of East Manchester Youth Zone, HideOut, is your opportunity to make a real difference and really change the lives of young people across East Manchester.



If you would like to know to know more about becoming a Founder Patron, please contact:

Jonathan Cobbold
Major Donor Development Manager

We are seeking the support of those who love Manchester and want to make a positive difference in the City, whose endorsement and generous support will truly help us change the lives of young people.

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Over 400 attendees including; Sports personalities; Joe Hart, Patrice Evra, Anthony Crolla, Joe Gallagher, YouTuber; Poet. TV Personalities; Jenny Powell, Scott Thomas and Stacey Forsey.…

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Supporters enjoy sneak peek inside East Manchester’s new £6.6million HideOut Youth Zone

6th November 2019 by OnSide Youth Zones

Wednesday 6th November saw funders and supporters of East Manchester’s new HideOut Youth Zone gather to see the progress on-site of the £6.6million facility. Located…

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