Wigan Youth Zone is a purpose built, youth facility in the town centre which opened in June 2013. The facility is prominently positioned for accessibility and designed to make an impact on the young people of Wigan and the surrounding area.
Wigan Youth Zone is the brainchild of Wigan businessman Dave Whelan, who with Martin and Bill Ainscough, donated over half the development costs. The scheme was OnSide’s first Youth Zone to be largely funded by private sector money and occupies a striking new purpose-built accommodation at Mesnes Field in Wigan town centre.
The Youth Zone is crammed with incredible facilities that young people from Wigan can access for a cost of £5 for an annual membership and 50p per visit. Wigan Youth Zone provides a safe environment where young people can come and enjoy themselves, enabling young people to raise their aspirations and confidence, to create a happier and healthier generation.
Take a look at the Youth Zones that are part of our national Network to learn more about how we are providing access to incredible spaces and exceptional youth work, delivered by outstanding people, where they are needed the most.
Each Youth Zone is an independent charity, working tirelessly to meet the needs of local young people and the community of which they are a part of.
Emily, 16, and 13-year-old Georgia were talent spotted at Wigan Youth Zone and given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity thanks to the Little Dreams Foundation.Read more
Wigan Youth Zone welcomed European Rally Champion Chris Ingram on Wednesday who delivered a rousing talk to young members in the hope of inspiring the…Read more
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.