Archive for the ‘Factory News’ Category

Ready, Set, Go Ride!

The Factory has now run two Go-Ride events in January and February with almost 50 young people taking part in mountain biking activities! The latest event took place on Saturday 27th February and saw 25 young people aged 8–16 take part in a coaching session, time trial and group races where they had the chance…


Redrow Builds A Better Future For Members

The homebuilder, Redeow, has donated another £25,000 to The Factory Youth Zone, taking the total amount it has gifted to the charity to £100,000. The latest sum will go towards the Employability and Enterprise initiatives, which prepare young people to make a successful transition to work, education and training.  This starts from the age of eight with…


Volunteer Mentors Needed!

The Factory is looking for Mentors and Peer Mentors to support our members. Volunteering is extremely rewarding and has a range of benefits. If you’re passionate about helping young people then get in touch! Volunteer as a Mentor You must be 21 or over to be a Mentor. As a Mentor you will work on…


Design and Innovate

Young people from The Factory and other Youth Zones recently took part in the Youth Innovate challenge to have their products turned into a reality and stocked in outlets throughout the UK. Teams from each Youth Zone were given a £100 start-up grant to develop a new product concept and the top three teams were selected…


Get a Job Celebration

Getting into employment is a huge milestone for anyone and The Factory is dedicated to making sure all young people get the help they need to progress into work. On the 30th January, The Factory joined other Youth Zones who run the ‘Get a Job’ programme to celebrate all that has been achieved over the…


Researching the Manchester Bomb

In February a group of young people visited Belfast as part of their project to create a documentary about the 1996 IRA Manchester bombing. As well as researching the impact it had on Manchester, the group were keen to discover more about the IRA and the history of the conflict in Northern Ireland. The documentary,…


The President’s Cup 2016!

The OnSide President’s Cup is back in 2016 on the 9th of April and this time, The Factory will be hosting! The Factory Youth Zone is extremely excited to be welcoming hundreds of young people for a day of sporting fun and competition. The event is the biggest in the sporting calendar of any Youth…


Volunteers needed for 2016

Many of us struggle to keep new year’s resolutions because they don’t seem as much fun as the festivities throughout December. Less food, more exercise, less money. But if you’re looking for something fun to do that benefits others, The Factory can offer you a way to give back and support young people from across Manchester. Volunteering…


Carlisle Youth Zone Flooded

Storm Desmond, which recently struck areas throughout Cumbria, swamped Carlisle Youth Zone in four feet of water, destroying the ground floor and much of the centre’s equipment. The Youth Zone, which is a sister organisation to The Factory, provides young people in the area with the same opportunities and support as it’s Manchester counterpart. The…


Go-Ride this January

The Factory’s Cycling Club will be hosting its first Go-Ride event on Saturday 23rd January 2016 at Boggart Hole Clough. Go-Ride events are part of British Cycling’s development programme for young people. Just like The Factory, British Cycling are keen for all young people to have the chance to try cycling. They have a track…