About Preston Youth Zone

Preston’s Youth Zone will be a safe and aspirational place for young people.

The design should provide a space that is inspirational and recognisable while also accommodating the requirements for first-class facilities in sports, arts, performance and enterprise.

Preston’s Youth Zone will enhance the local area by providing a destination for the young people of Preston. It will be a state-of-the-art space with over 20 activities to try each session, staffed by skilled youth workers who believe in young people and help them see what they could achieve.

This exciting new building is likely to be located close to Preston Bus Station and the Guild Hall.

What will be in Preston Youth Zone?

  • a 4-court indoor sports hall
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Fitness Suite with state-of-the-art gym equipment
  • Boxing and martial arts room
  • Performing arts studio
  • Music suite with instruments and recording equipment
  • Large open plan recreation area
  • Project rooms, including arts, crafts and fashion
  • Film and multi-media facilities
  • Teaching/mentoring kitchen
  • Café serving hot nutritious meals costing no more than £1
  • Multi-use games area/kick pitch with flood lights
  • Breakout room to include activities such as employability workshops, general and gender specific health/youth issue topics/projects and youth participation.

Preston Youth Zone fully capital funded

Preston Youth Zone has been awarded a £6.2million Youth Investment Fund grant, which has closed the capital funding campaign. The focus now is on fundraising its annual running costs which will enable the charity to support Preston’s young people.

Find out more

If you would like to know more about supporting Preston Youth Zone, please contact:

Jim Fieldsend,

Senior Philanthropy Manager (Preston)

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

Latest News...

Preston Youth Zone appoints Chief Executive

15th March 2024 by OnSide

Preston Youth Zone is welcoming Tim Jacques as its new Chief Executive. Tim becomes the charity’s first CEO after a career spanning over 37 years…

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Preston’s young people to choose Youth Zone brand name

28th February 2024 by OnSide

Young people living in Preston and beyond are being invited to choose the new name and brand for their Youth Zone. Over the past two…

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