The Thousand


The idea for The Thousand campaign was born in late 2019 by members of HideOut’s Fundraising Committee and one of our founder patrons, GCA Altium.

Having learned of the challenges faced by the young people of East Manchester and particularly in the neighbourhoods that surround the Youth Zone (Longsight, Ardwick, Gorton), the group wanted to create an initiative that could generate regular and consistent funds to enhance and support core funding as well as providing additional layers of enrichment activities or subsidising membership or entrance fees.

The premise of the campaign is quite simple; by giving £66.66 + Gift Aid (which increases your donation by 25% at no extra cost) each month, your annual contribution will total £1,000 and you become a much valued member of “The Thousand”!

  • £66.66 + Gift Aid (£16.67) = £83.33
    £83.33 x 12 months = £1,000

We will use the monies raised by The Thousand to give young people unique, fun and inspiring opportunities such as residentials and Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, or to purchase specialist equipment or resources, e.g. a harness which will enable a wheelchair-bound child to scale our 100ft climbing wall or much needed textiles and craft materials for creative arts projects.


It couldn’t be simpler to become a member of HideOut’s innovative new campaign…

We’re using the Charities Aid Foundation’s Donate system to process and manage your direct debit donations. Established over 90 years ago, the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) are a charity, a bank and ‘a champion for better giving’. You can learn more about them by clicking here.


Gift Aid is a vital part of the campaign as it increases your £66.66 donation to £83.33 every month. For your donations to be eligible you must be an individual and a UK taxpayer. Companies can absolutely still be a proud supporter of The Thousand but your monthly donation amount would need to be £83.33 and exclude Gift Aid.


We recognise that £66.66 is a sizeable donation each month and some may wish to split the amount between 2 or 3 people and support The Thousand collectively. We welcome (and are very grateful for!) this approach and have created additional donation options for this purpose.

We ask if you choose to sign-up as a team/group that you email and tell us ( who the contributors are so that we can link your donations together.


1. Set-up your direct debit donation by clicking the button below or visiting The Thousand campaign page:

2. Make sure to tick the box to add Gift Aid to your donation

3. Please say YES to us keeping in touch – we promise not to bombard you but would like to send you quarterly campaign updates

And that’s it! You’ll receive an email from CAF confirming your direct debit instruction straight away and a one to say thank you from us all at HideOut. To find out more about The Thousand campaign including FAQs and ways to get more involved, please click here.

HideOut Youth Zone is a charity dedicated to providing Manchester's young people with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to.

Address: HideOut Youth Zone, 1 Queens Avenue, Manchester, M12 5PX


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