We are delighted to announce we have secured Founder Patron support from 10 leading businesses from the region, with 10 months to go until opening.
Our ultimate aim is to achieve 25 Founder Patrons by the time of opening to support its annual running costs of £1million per year. The growing league of Founder Patrons so far includes; Roy Bernard, Keith Bradshaw, FBC Manby Bowdler, William Gough & Sons Ltd, Chris Kelly, KGJ Insurance Group, Marstons Plc, Jez & Babette Moxey, John Bowater & Gina Osborne and The Redrow Foundation. Hear why our Founder Patrons have decided to support us.
Our dedicated Founder Patrons are a group of individuals and companies united by the same aim; to help Wolverhampton’s young people lead healthier, happier and more aspirational lives by giving them somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to.
Steve Morgan, Chairman of Wolverhampton Youth Zone, said:“We are thrilled to see so many individuals and businesses sharing our vision of delivering quality youth activities in a high quality setting. With the Youth Zone concept tried and tested in the North West region, we have a compelling proposition for community investment in what will be the first facility of its kind in the Midlands.
“Private sector support is vital to the future of Wolverhampton Youth Zone. Without their investmentD|J, the Youth Zone cannot happen; however we still need more businesses to get behind the project and invest in our city’s young people, in their future.”
Our £5.5 million Youth Zone hack clash royale is being built in the south west corner of Wolverhampton’s ring road and will boast a multi-use four court sports hall and climbing wall, 3rd generation floodlit pitch, fitness and boxing gyms, dance studio, music room, enterprise room, media suite, café, cooking area and a general recreation area.
We promise an exciting range of activities for young people aged eight to 19 (or 25 for those with a disability), ranging from sport, fitness and dance to music, arts and media, coupled with employability, mentoring and leadership skills.
Underpinning the revenue funding from The Way’s Founder Patrons is £5.5 million of capital investment from The Morgan free tickets episode Foundation, The Queen’s Trust, St James’s Place Foundation, Sport England, Garfield Weston, Football Foundation and Keltruck.
Wolverhampton City Council is also investing more than £3m in The Way – towards both the development and running costs.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
Becoming a Founder Patron of The Way is a chance for the local businesses and philanthropists to create a legacy for the future of Wolverhampton. Your support and endorsement of the project will serve to encourage others to invest in the future of the city’s young people. For more information about how to get involved please contact: Alice Davey, General Manager of The Way on 01902 687003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org