Our Supporters

Without the people, grant organisations, trusts and public bodies YPAC couldn’t provide the services it does. They believe in what we are trying to do and share our vision that young people should have the best start in life.

Thank you to:

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National Lottery Big Lottery

When we began developing the HAPPY Families programme we had no idea if our vision would translate and be shared by funders. The Big Lottery recognised the potential of HAPPY Families and equally our commitment to the programme. They did so by awarding YPAC £293,956 over four years until 2018.

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Children in Need

For the past three years Children in Need has been supporting YPAC’s Transition’s programme. This year we have been successful with another three years’ funding to continue our work with young people who are making the huge step into High School.

Henry Smith Charity

Henry Smith Charity funding for the Transition programme over the past six years has just come to an end. Henry Smith grants went in particular to our work within primary schools. This is essential part of the Transition programme, enabling YPAC youth workers to support young people before the start in their new High Schools. We’d like to thank trust for their support over the last six years.

Holbeck Charitable Trust

This is the last year of a three year funded grant towards the salary of the Senior Youth Worker. Having funding over three years or more enables organisations in the voluntary sector to provide a level of sustainability in our work.

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Manchester City Council Youth Fund

The city council has been commissioning the city’s youth work to the voluntary sector for the past four years. YPAC have delivered open access sessions as part of this funding since 2011.

Employability Weekly Drop in Support and IT Suite

We have recently received match funding to provide a weekly employability support session within the local community. This is part of the Council development Employability support in Community centres across the city.

Mission Development Fund

The Diocese of Manchester awards grants towards developing communities within their parishes. This funding over three years pays towards one youth worker post within YPAC. The Diocese of Manchester and the wider Anglican Community has supported YPAC since its inception in 2005.


ADACTUS Housing Association

Adactus have a great community team who provide endless support to YPAC. This includes ADACTUS representation on the Board of Directors and delivering community activities with YPAC. We always know they are at the end of the phone if we need any help or assistance with our work in the community.

Justin Pearson for all the volunteered hours towards our IT support; Justin is always on hand to help when we are having computer issues

Church of the Apostles’ for being our home for the past 9 years.

St Cuthbert’s who have supported our Board of Directors

Church House Deansgate. Always on hand for HR support, safeguarding checks and providing professional guidance on many issues.

St George’s Youth and Community Centre

YPAC work closely with the Community Centre to provide youth work activity within the centre and ensure the fantastic facilities are used by the community. We are supported by Sheila Davies and the Management Community on which YPAC is represented.


Please see our Annual Accounts and Annual Reports for a full list of supporters and funders.

Garfield Weston Foundation.

Garfield Weston have kindly provided a generous grant towards YPAC. It is the second time YPAC have been succesful in achieving a grant from Garfield Weston after being supported by the foundation in 2011-2012.