We are a charity for Salford’s young people, set up to give them the opportunity to discover their passion and their purpose.

The city’s new Youth Zone is set to open in early 2025.

We will give young people from a diverse range of backgrounds access to incredible facilities in a vibrant, purpose-built space packed with engaging activities, the opportunity to make friends, develop new skills, unlock their potential and have fun.


Children and Young People in Salford are inspired to lead health, happy, safe and successful lives.


Salford Youth Zone provides children and young people with somewhere safe to go, something positive to do and someone trusted to talk to. 


Almost 4 million children in the UK are now living in poverty and are at risk of missing out on basic essentials such as food, clothing and a warm place to live. 

In Manchester alone, the child poverty rates have now (March 2023) increased to over 40%, and in some of the neighbourhoods surrounding us here at the Youth Zone, it’s as high as 60%. 

It’s not all doom and gloom though. Since we opened our doors we’ve supported over 6,000 young people. We’ve done a lot of work to challenge stereotypes and the stigma attached to young people who come from certain backgrounds and communities. We are providing a new narrative. One that focuses on celebrating the strengths of young people and our communities, rather than focusing on barriers and taking a deficit approach to providing them with support.

We’ve supported thousands of young people by providing someone to talk to, something to aim for and somewhere to go since our doors opened: but we need to raise millions of pounds every year to keep those doors open.

We need your support. Your donation will make an immediate difference to a young person’s life.


Young People First

Young people are at the heart of everything we do, inspiring and challenging us to deliver services that exceed their needs and challenge them to be the best they can be.


We encourage ourselves and each other to be the best we can be through continuous learning and improvement and a focus on finding solutions.


We act with honesty and integrity, celebrating diversity across the whole organisation and caring about each other, our young people and the Youth Zone environment.


We will create and nurture strong, creative partnerships, working together to achieve better results and outcomes for young people.


We are passionate and driven in taking on new challenges, embracing new ideas, and exceeding our ambitions for young people, the Youth Zones and our local communities.