Financial advice service, OpenMoney, has pledged its support for young people in Manchester by becoming a founder patron of HideOut Youth Zone.
The Manchester-based firm is taking an active step in supporting young people by helping to provide them with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk.
Located on Hyde Road in Belle Vue, HideOut is a brand-new youth charity open to young people aged 8-19 and up to 25 for those with additional needs.
The aim of the Youth Zone is to raise the aspirations, enhance prospects and improve health and wellbeing for young people in Manchester, by providing affordable access to a wide range of programmes, services and activities including sports, arts, music, media, dance, drama, mentoring and much more.
The Youth Zone also has a dedicated enterprise and employability suite, which aims to support young people who are not in education, employment or training, by equipping them with skills for the future.
By becoming a Founder Patron, OpenMoney will support the Youth Zone’s annual running costs, for the next four years. Ensuring young people have access to new and exciting opportunities as well as important support services.
Anthony Morrow said: “OpenMoney is proud to be a Founder Patron of the HideOut Youth Zone. When we heard about the ambitious plans and saw the size and scale of the offer, we knew we had to get involved. It is a fantastic charity which will make a huge difference to the lives of young Mancunians for years to come.”
Adam Farricker, Chief Executive at HideOut said: “I would like to offer my thanks to all at OpenMoney for their valuable and generous commitment to Manchester’s young people. As a charity, HideOut relies heavily on the support of local businesses and to have OpenMoney join our family of Founder Patrons is brilliant news. It is with great thanks to businesses like OpenMoney that we are able to support Manchester’s next generation.”
(OpenMoney group photo was taken before the coronavirus pandemic)