We are Youth Fed. A youth charity that supports over 5,000 young people between the ages of 8 and 25. Based in the North West, we run youth programmes in Cheshire, Halton, Warrington and the Wirral to give support to those who need it.
We offer a range of different services for young people and youth organisations that fall into 3 categories, so let’s see how we can help you:
Support for Young People – These programmes give you the chance to develop your skills and reach your potential, setting you up for success in the future.
Support for Youth Groups– We can provide support to any organisation that engages with young people. We offer our help to a wide range of recipients; from community groups, to those that support young people with disabilities.
Engaging young people in social action – If you are aged between 15-17 then the National Citizen Service programme can help you learn new skills, meet new people, and have a lot of fun while doing it. We currently help over 2,000 young people through a wide range of programmes and workshops.
The Youth Fed began its life as the Cheshire Association of Boys Clubs, which was founded by Lord Leverhulme in 1952. The Association supported youth organisations so that their volunteers could provide excellent services to young people throughout the county.
By 1973, the CABC had become the Cheshire Federation of Youth Clubs and had extended to include Halton, Warrington and the Wirral. The CFYC remained unchanged; offering support as a youth charity to young people and youth organisations before evolving into Youth Federation in 1999.
Now, following the most recent rebranding in 2015, Youth Federation became Youth Fed, and had a new, modern logo and website to match. We now reach over 5,000 young people with our programmes and support over 500 youth organisations.
In 2002, to celebrate the 60 year anniversary of the youth charity we released ‘Youth Federation; A history’ read it here.
Youth Federation is a registered youth charity (Number 1143231-2).
In 2010 in order to address a local need to support some of our member youth clubs, Youth Federation set up a Company Limited by Guarantee, Youth Federation Limited (1143231). Youth Federation Limited was set up in order that we could take governance responsibility for Fermain Youth Centre in Macclesfield and later the Lord Taverner’s Woodside Youth Club in Runcorn. This structure ensured that Youth Federation and the two youth clubs could remain as registered charities in their own right and enable the clubs’ survival.
In tough economic times youth clubs can struggle to get Volunteer Trustees due to the large responsibilities inherent in the role. The new structure alleviates this problem considerably allowing the Youth Federation Trustees to take on responsibility over multiple organisations and clubs.
So far both clubs are doing fantastically well with the support of local volunteers who have revived the clubs and bringing upwards of 50 young people through their doors per night. You can follow both youth clubs which run out of each of the centre, on Social Media