HideOut Youth Zone is the latest referral partner for the Charity, joining over 30 of Manchester’s leading youth organisations providing the city’s most ambitious young people with the best possible start by removing financial barriers to their success.

The Manchester’s Rising Stars Fund offers 16-25 year olds grants of up to £2,000 to help them take their next steps to success in work, qualifications or entrepreneurship.

HideOut Youth Zone in Gorton is a flagship £6.6m youth centre for young people across Manchester, which overcame all odds by opening during the height of the pandemic. HideOut is dedicated to supporting young people with three core provisions they say all young people need and deserve: “somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to”.

HideOut supports young people to fulfil their potential, and the Manchester’s Rising Stars Fund is the perfect stepping-stone to help young people progress from the Youth Zone into a successful career or business. Their state-of-the art catering department, media studio, and health & beauty facilities offer unparalleled development opportunities for young people attending the centre.

The stunning HideOut premises on its namesake: Hyde Road.

Lord Mayor of Manchester, We Love MCR’s Chair of Trustees, Councillor Tommy Judge said:

“Hideout Youth Zone offers incredible support and guidance for young people across Manchester. Now, our Rising Stars grants will help their ambitious young Mancunians to take their next steps to success. Our grants ensure that money will not be the barrier to ambition in Manchester!”

HideOut CEO, Adam Farricker, said:

“We’re excited to link with We Love MCR Charity to add their fantastic Rising Stars grants to our offer, building on the vital support we already offer. It’s a perfect partnership and I can’t wait to see the first grants awarded to some of our members!”

Rachael, a Gorton local and swimming pro, was one of the first recipients of the MRSF. Gaining funding from We Love MCR to buy a motorised wheelchair attachment which has had a really positive impact on her day to day life!

We Love MCR Charity:

“We’re delighted to be working with HideOut and support their incredible offer to young people across Manchester. We can’t wait to bring you more stories from talented Rising Stars, hopefully we see some from HideOut soon! Go on their page to learn more about the amazing opportunities they provide here.”