Become a Supporter

If your company is looking to link with a charity then get in touch. You could be part of our mission to support children, teenagers and young adults across Manchester.

Who You’ll be Helping

By becoming a corporate supporter of The Factory Youth Zone you’ll be creating a better future for 8 – 25 year olds.

An average of 1,000 young people attend the Youth Zone every week with many coming from one of the most deprived areas of the UK. The immediate area in which The Factory is based sees unemployment at more than double the national average and 56.2% of children live in poverty.

The Factory supports the most vulnerable young people in Manchester including young carers, looked after children and those with additional needs. We run a personal development programme for young offenders or those at risk of offending and we provide young people with targeted provisions such as mentoring and help into work.

Michelle

 Michelle, 15

“I wouldn’t feel the way I do about my body image if it wasn’t for my Mentor at The Factory. I realise everyone has to exercise and be healthy but I don’t have to look a certain way. I’m happy to be curvy and have a unique style.”

Josh, 22

“I have regained a lot of my confidence by getting a job. I have options for promotion and I feel as if I am actually getting somewhere in life. Without Mindi, The Factory and those who fund the employment course, I would not of had this opportunity and would still be stuck feeling like nothing.”

Josh

What’s In It For You?

Should you choose to become a corporate supporter of The Factory Youth Zone, it’s not only the young people of Manchester who will benefit.

  • You will become part of a growing network of businesses that already support The Factory Youth Zone.
  • You will gain increased brand awareness through recognition of your support via The Factory website, social media pages, e-newsletters and inside our facility.
  • You will be acknowledged in our annual report.
  • You will receive an invitation to our annual awards ceremony, celebrating the achievements of young people, volunteers and staff at The Factory.
  • You will be given the opportunity to access The Factory’s free recruitment service.
  • You will fulfil your Corporate Social Responsibility programme.

What will my money go towards?

If you have a passion for supporting a particular area of work that The Factory does, your money can be used to fund this. Alternatively, your money can be used wherever it is judged most necessary.

Whatever department or area it goes into, you can be sure that it will be making a long lasting impact on the lives of children and teenagers across Manchester.

This sounds great, how can I find out more?

Choosing a charity to support can be a big decision. We’re here to give you all the information you need to be sure The Factory Youth Zone is the right charity for you.

Our Head of Development, Hannah Wright, will be able to answer any questions you may have about becoming a corporate supporter. Moreover, she’ll be able to give you a tour of The Factory and give you more detailed information about what we do and the people we help. Call Hannah on 0161 203 5333 or email her at hannah.wright@thefactoryyz.org