Why Warrington?

There is a marked difference in prosperity and the quality of life between the inner wards and affluent outer suburbs and villages.  Twenty neighbourhoods, concentrated around the town centre and home to around 35,600 residents, are amongst the most deprived areas in the UK.  Within these wards there are acute problems relating to educational attainment, crime and child poverty.  Over 5,000 children live in poverty.

The use of drugs and alcohol amongst young people is well above the national average with hospital admissions for alcohol misuse by young people of 52 per 100,000 – 22% higher than the national average – and 119 per 100,000 for substance misuse – 57% higher than the national average.  Obesity amongst Year 6 pupils is also a concern with 18.7% of Year 6 pupils classed as obese.


OnSide is extremely grateful to our wonderful supporters, without whom our Youth Zones simply would not be in existence.

  • Warrington Borough Council
    Simon Moran
    Holroyd Foundation
    Garfield Weston Foundation
    The Steve Morgan Foundation


Could you be our next Patron?

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



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

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

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


Warrington Youth Zone moves a step closer as planning permission is submitted

6th March 2018 by OnSide Youth Zones

Proposals for the development of a new £6.5million OnSide Youth Zone, supporting thousands of young people across Warrington, have moved a step closer as a…

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The Queens Award for Voluntary Service awarded to OnSide Warrington Youth Club

26th October 2017 by OnSide Youth Zones

OnSide Warrington Youth Club has been awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service. Warrington Youth Club received notification in late October that they had been…

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...and see for yourself the difference we make

Whether you are interested in supporting your local Youth Zone or want to understand how your community project can work with us to create a better future for the young people of our area we’d recommend that you come and see us in person!

We look forward to welcoming you into the Onside network.

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