- 18th January 2022 0Business and community leaders are backing a bid to raise £250,000 a year for a brand new ‘Youth Zone Darwen’ project. The scheme, being led by Blackburn Youth Zone, would see Meeting Places in the town centre transformed into a state-of-the-art facility for Darwen’s young people. Sessions would also be held at AFC Darwen, DACA’s... Read more »
- 15th December 2021 0Our Paint The Town Orange campaign recently was a shining example of Corporate Social Responsibility working at its best. The campaign saw businesses across East Lancashire raise more than £18,000 towards funding a target support worker to help young people’s emotional health and well-being, especially in a post-COVID-19 world. The corporate challenge brought together teams... Read more »
- 15th December 2021 0Blackburn Youth Zone called on businesses across the community to work together to support young people’s health and wellbeing through the successful campaign Paint The Town Orange. Blackburn Youth Zone launched their corporate challenge which raised over £19,000K and ran from July – October, the campaign brought 13 businesses together all fundraising, to help BYZ... Read more »
- 15th December 2021 0£30,000 raised through Christmas Campaign Following Blackburn Youth Zones participation in the Big Give Christmas Campaign 2021, we are pleased to announce that we have exceeded our target of £30,000 to support the Blackburn Youth Zone ‘Caring For Our Young Carers’ project. With the money we have raised, we will offer practical/emotional support to ensure... Read more »
About Blackburn Youth Zone
Blackburn Youth Zone is a 21st century youth hub located at the heart of Blackburn, open to young people aged 5 to 21 years old (25 for specific projects), aiming to change the prospects offered to young people in the area.
Uniquely, this is happening in partnership with young people rather than on their behalf. As such, Blackburn Youth Zone is led with the principle of ‘starting where young people are, going where young people take us’.
“I love the staff. They’re so nice and supportive! I just go to the Youth Club for somewhere to chill out and relax, and have a laugh with my mates”
– Sarah b