Patron Spotlight: Paul Shannon

Each month, we will be providing you with the opportunity to get to know our Patrons a little better. Patrons are a group of individuals and companies united by a determination to give young people in Manchester somewhere safe to go, something positive to do and someone trusted to talk to. Patrons form part of […]

Paul Shannon extends Patronage for HideOut and the new Salford Youth Zone

Paul Shannon, a longtime supporter of the charity, has committed to another four-year patronage agreement, pledging a £100,000 to support Empower’s developments across Manchester and Salford. Paul first got involved with HideOut Youth Zone as CEO of Founder Patron ANS Group Limited, before becoming a Founder Patron in his own name. He regularly shows support […]

One Step Closer: The Groundbreaking Of The New Salford Youth Zone (SYZ)

This week marked a momentous occasion as we welcomed guests, supporters and local leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony, marking the commencement of the all-new Salford Youth Zone. Set to open its doors in summer 2025, this state-of-the-art facility will usher in a new era for the youth of our city as well as enhancing […]

Salford Youth Zone (SYZ) Takes Centre Stage at Salford Community Stadium

Saturday 27th April marked the start of a special partnership between the growing Salford Youth Zone and The Salford Red Devils, with young members from the youth zone taking charge of the matchday proceedings during the clash between Salford and Warrington Wolves. Leading the charge were members of Salford Youth Zone’s Young People’s Development Group […]

Salford Red Devils Support HideOut and Salford Youth Zone

Salford Red Devils are delighted to announce a new collaboration and support for Hideout Youth Zone and Salford Youth Zone. Aiming to enrich the lives of young people and families across Salford and East Manchester, both HideOut Youth Zone and Salford Youth Zone serve as vital sanctuaries for our youth, whilst offering a variety of […]

The JD Foundation becomes the next Founder Patron of Salford’s new Youth Zone

The JD Foundation becomes the next Founder Patron of Salford’s new Youth Zone. The JD Foundation has pledged patronage support to SYZ within the first four years of the Youth Zone creation and development. This support will see an assigned grant of £100,000 pounds over four years, as well as providing dedicating support to members […]

Salboy backs Salford in new Youth Zone partnership

Salford business, Salboy, officially signs as Salford Youth Zone’s latest supporter. Salford’s new Youth Zone – SYZ – kicks off the new year with confirmation of its latest Founder Patron, Salboy. Salboy has committed to a four-year patronage agreement, gifting £100,000 to the Youth Zone in its early development and opening. Salboy is a Salford-born, […]

Salford Youth Zone welcomes £100k from first Patron, Waterland

Empower Youth Zones, a local charity which already operates HideOut Youth Zone in Manchester, has received a £100,000 donation from Waterland to support the running of a new youth zone in Salford. Completion of the new-build, ‘SYZ’ (Salford Youth Zone) is scheduled for 2025. New patron of Empower Youth Zones, Waterland, commissioned research which found that 81% […]