Category: News

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4229 down… 0 to go! What an action packed few weeks we’ve had at MYZ!  In the run up to the Easter Holidays (which are now in full swing with lots of happy faces activities both inside and outside the building!), we were working with organisations across Manchester to pack and deliver a total of… Read more »

Careers & Enterprise Activities for International Women’s Day

International Women's Day

Manchester Youth Zone’s Careers & Enterprise Hub held a series of events for young people to celebrate International Women’s Day and help young people access Careers support they were not able to receive during Lockdown.  Usually, we would be running these Careers events at schools, but Lockdown made that difficult in the last year. For… Read more »

Manchester Youth Zone Members Fight Period Poverty

MYZ PERIOD POVERTY MANCHESTER YOUTH ZONE MEMBERS BATTLE PERIOD POVERTY As a children’s charity, Manchester Youth Zone is passionate about giving young people a voice and a platform to get involved in social action and make a stand for what they believe in. Throughout the pandemic, our Girls Group have been discussing a host of… Read more »

Manchester Youth Zone CEO Richard Marsh announces retirement and intention to swap North Manchester for the hills of the countryside

Chief Executive Richard Marsh announces his plans to retire this Easter, following 6 years at Manchester Youth Zone, and a career spanning 38 years dedicated to supporting young people most at a disadvantage. Staff at the Youth Zone expressed their excitement for Richard in his next chapter which will enable more time to spend with… Read more »

Youth Charity Manchester Youth Zone provide over 1000 meals to families in Manchester despite looming two-week lockdown and staff self-isolating

Adapting to change, breaking boundaries and overcoming obstacles are some of children’s charity Manchester Youth Zone’s (MYZ) core values – its embedded in all that they do, and with the pandemic throwing more curve balls than ever, this ethos has certainly been put to the test. As the schools broke for half term, MYZ was... Read more »

One man, three counties, 100 miles, and over £2500 raised for North West Charity of the Year Manchester Youth Zone!

Whilst some heroes wear capes, others wear lycra.  That’s how MoneyPlus Groups Commercial Director, Jonathan Mills arrived at MYZ at 7am on Sunday morning ready to take on his MYZ100 challenge! With the support of Ben Mills and Simeon Livesey, Jonathan cycled 100 miles across three counties and up numerous hills for a total ride... Read more »


We see the world through a lens of limitless possibilities – and as we continue to push ourselves and breakthrough boundaries, we need you to unite and join us on our mission. Introducing … MYZ 100 What is it? 2020 has been a hard year for everyone and as it comes to the end, we... Read more »

Children’s Charity Struck By Vandals

North West Charity of the Year, Manchester Youth Zone (MYZ), has become victim to senseless vandalism over the weekend. Graffiti sprayed on the side of the purpose built centre, situated in the heart of the community in Harpurhey, which in normal times, welcomes around 1,000 visits from young people a week, will leave vital funds… Read more »

Manchester Youth Zone and CarFinance 247 team up to battle Holiday Hunger

CarFinance 247 and children’s charity Manchester Youth Zone (MYZ) have united to battle holiday hunger, providing nearly 4,000 meals for young people and their families across North Manchester over what, in normal times, would be the Summer Holidays. Young people and their families are identified by schools as those who would benefit from extra support... Read more »


Children’s charity Manchester Youth Zone has responded to local lockdown measures by adapting its fundamental Holiday Club programme. The programme funded by Manchester business CarFinance 247, aims to help tackle holiday hunger in North Manchester, an area which sees over two thirds of children receiving free school meals during term time. This project, and the… Read more »