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Our Mission

The Youth Fed aims to make a positive difference by engaging, empowering and enriching the lives of young people

Our Vision

A society where all young people are able to achieve in life

Over 60 years of Youth Fed

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.

Governance

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 centres, on Social Media.

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Youth Clubs and volunteers ensure that we can run Youth Fed and provide so many fun and educational activities for young people in need across the North West. It all starts with you, if you get out there and make the difference, we can encourage our young people to do the same. Get out there today.

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Every day we help disadvantaged young people.

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