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% […]

Supporting the next generation of the workforce 

Empower Youth Zones appoints two apprentices to support the future growth of the organisation.  In October 2023, Empower Youth Zones appointed two new apprentices to join the Communications Team to support of the growth of the organisaiton.   The two apprentices will support Empower manage the communications of HideOut Youth Zone located in Gorton, East Manchester […]


Young people across Salford have voted and the new Youth Zone name is revealed for the first time. Nearly 1,000 young people across Salford have determined the name of the city’s new Youth Zone. The name of the Youth Zone was revealed in an exclusive ceremony at Ordsall Hall on Wednesday 1st November, following a ballot where schools and youth […]


Salford Youth Zone is set to begin development after securing planning approval from Salford City Council. The new Salford Youth Zone has been granted planning permission by Salford City Council and is set to begin development in winter 2023, with the opening of the Youth Zone estimated for early 2025. The Youth Zone will be […]

Empower Youth Zones Awarded Youth Investment Fund Grant for Salford

Empower Youth Zones has been awarded a £6.2million Youth Investment Fund grant to build a new purpose-built youth centre in Salford. This critical funding means that the project has now secured all of its building costs and will now focus on fundraising its annual running costs, which will come from private sector and philanthropic contributions. […]

Planning application submitted for Salford Youth Zone

Youth charity, Empower Youth Zones, with the support of national youth charity, OnSide, has submitted a planning application to Salford City Council for a multi-million pound Youth Zone for Salford’s young people. Subject to plans being approved, the new Salford Youth Zone development will start in August 2023 with an estimated completion date of late […]

New Youth Zone in Salford given the go-ahead

A new partnership has been formed between Salford-born businessman Fred Done, Salford City Council and youth based charity, Empower Youth Zones. With the support of national youth charity OnSide, the partnership will use their combined experience and skills to dramatically expand the opportunities available to young people in Salford, through the creation of a brand-new […]