OnSide’s vision is to give all young people somewhere safe and inspiring to go in their leisure time. OnSide provides quality, safe and affordable facilities – Youth Zones – that allow young people to spend their leisure time engaging in fun but productive activities, supported by positive adult role models, which improve their life chances, choices and opportunities
Established in 2008, OnSide was the creation of Bill Holroyd CBE DL, former Chair of Bolton Lads and Girls Club (BLGC) and Jerry Glover MBE who had been the Chief Executive at BLGC for 32 years. During his time as Chair, Bill realised that other towns and cities would clearly benefit from a first-class facility like BLGC. Bolton has now been joined by Youth Zones in Birkenhead, Blackburn, Carlisle, Manchester, Oldham, Wigan and Wolverhampton.
The established Youth Zones currently serves 30,000 members and receive over 350,000 visits per annum across the network.
As the network of Youth Zones grows, it is becoming more and more important to quantify and articulate the impact of the Youth Zone network. Independently verified information is now required to present to stakeholders at a national level; the primary audiences being Government and local authorities. Secondarily, OnSide aims to generate interest and support from private sector patrons and similar stakeholders in order to expand the Youth Zone network into new areas of the UK.
Closing date for receipt of tenders: Wednesday 14 February 2018
For more information, visit: www.onsideyouthzones.org/quantify-impact-onside-youth-zone-network-young-people/