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Blackburn Youth Zone receives funding for its Diversity Afterschool Clubs

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Blackburn Youth Zone is pleased to announce it has secured £30,000 funding to support it to deliver after-school clubs to disabled young people within Blackburn with Darwen. The Peter Harrison Foundation is providing £15,000 to support the after-school clubs for the next three years, along with a further £15,000 from an anonymous match funding source. The after-school clubs give disabled young … [Read more...]

Melanie Thomas nominated for Rising Star Award

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Blackburn Youth Zone are proud to announce that Melanie Thomas, Fundraising Assistant at the Youth Zone, has been shortlisted for the ‘Rising Star (under 30 years old)’ category at the HIVE BwD Business Awards 2018. Mel was nominated for the passion, hard work and determination she shows on a daily basis in her job, helping Blackburn Youth Zone deliver activities for more than 1,000 young … [Read more...]

Northcote to host exclusive event to raise money in aid of Blackburn Youth Zone

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Northcote are to organise and host ‘A Night with Lisa Goodwin-Allen’ on Thursday 14th June that will take place at the luxurious Northcote Manor to raise vital funds for Blackburn Youth Zone. Blackburn Youth Zone, helps to support thousands of local young people, providing somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to 365 days a year for just 50p. Blackburn Youth Zone events … [Read more...]

Community ‘Eat Together’ at Blackburn Youth Zone for National Festival of Making

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Community ‘Eat Together’ at Blackburn Youth Zone for National Festival of Making You’re invited to join Blackburn Youth Zone community ‘Eat Together’ in support of the National Festival of Making on 13th May 2018. On Sunday 13th May Blackburn Youth Zone will be delivering a community ‘Eat Together’ where young people, parents and local business can come and celebrate the Festival Of … [Read more...]

Unicorns and Drama comes to Blackburn Youth Zone for National Festival of Making 2018

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Unicorns and Drama comes to Blackburn Youth Zone for National Festival of Making 2018 Blackburn Youth Zone is pleased to announce an agenda of special events in support of the National Festival of Making on 12th and 13th May 2018. This National Festival of Making will take place in Blackburn on Saturday 12th May and Sunday 13th May 2018.  In 2017 the first National Festival of Making … [Read more...]

Blackburn Youth Zone receives funding from the ‘Arts Council’

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Blackburn Youth Zone receives funding from the ‘Arts Council’   Blackburn Youth Zone has received funding from the ‘Arts Council’ to deliver a young-person led art project in collaboration with the Hive manufacturing group. The project uses waste from local manufacturers to inspire young people to make art, including unicorns and musical instruments. BYZ members have been involved … [Read more...]

Festival Of Making returns ‘A new kind of festival for a new age of making’

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    ‘A new kind of festival for a new age of making’ The National Festival of Making returns to the manufacturing heartland of Blackburn, Lancashire over Sat 12 – Sun 13 May 2018, promising two more exciting days of innovative art installations, workshops, and markets throughout the town centre. The first ever National Festival of Making in 2017 welcomed 30,000 people of all … [Read more...]

Blackburn Youth Zone Chief Executive, Hannah Allen joins the BID Executive Board

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Hannah Allen, Chief Executive of Blackburn Youth Zone joins Blackburn BID Executive Board. Blackburn Business Improvement District (BID) launched in 2014 and is an ideal mechanism to develop a dynamic business environment in Blackburn town centre. Hannah Allen, who is also a member of the Hive Steering Group will implement the BIDs four key themes which are to; market and promote Blackburn as a … [Read more...]

Blackburn Youth Zone are recognised as part of Children’s University

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Blackburn Youth Zone are delighted to be recognised by Children's University, a national initiative that encourages children and young people who take part in learning activities outside of school hours. Blackburn Youth Zone members aged 8 - 11 who attend Junior Club on Wednesday, 3:30pm - 7pm, Friday 3:30pm - 8:30pm and Saturday 2:30pm - 5:30pm to participate in extracurricular activities … [Read more...]

Christmas Jumper Appeal Success!

The Christmas Jumper Appeal was a great success for raising both funds and awareness for Blackburn Youth Zone and our weekly ‘Eat Together’ programme. We raised a grand total of £4,362 and engaged over 20 businesses, Coal Clough Academy and Blackburn College. The Cardboard Box company got involved in producing the collection boxes and Workhouse Marketing kindly designed and provided all artwork. … [Read more...]