We Love MCR Charity is partnering with HideOut Youth Zone on fund for ‘ambitious’ young Mancunians

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 28th April 2021

One of the city’s most iconic charities has announced an exciting new partnership with HideOut Youth Zone to support Manchester’s “ambitious young people”.

We Love MCR Charity has welcomed HideOut Youth Zone as the latest referral partner for its unique ‘Manchester’s Rising Stars Fund’ – which launched for 2021 back in January, and offers the region’s 16-25 year olds grants of up to £2,000 to help them take their next steps to success in work, qualifications or entrepreneurship.

It has joined 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.

HideOut Youth Zone in Gorton is a flagship £6.6 million youth centre for young people across Manchester, which overcame all odds by opening during the height of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

It is dedicated to supporting young people with three core provisions they all need and deserve – “somewhere to go, something to do, and someone to talk to”.

HideOut Youth Zone

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.

The centre’s state-of-the art catering department, media studio, and health and beauty facilities offer unparalleled development opportunities for young people.


“HideOut Youth Zone offers incredible support and guidance for young people across Manchester”. Councillor Tommy Judge, Lord Mayor of Manchester and We Love MCR Charity’s Chair of Trustees, said.

“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”.


Adam Farricker – CEO at HideOut Youth Zone added: “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”.

Keen to learn more about We Love MCR Charity’s unique offer?

You can read all the Manchester’s Rising Stars Fund page on the We Love MCR Charity website here, and explore HideOut’s amazing opportunities here.

Featured Image – The Manc Group | We Love MCR Charity