The Zone Youth Project

Founded in 1995, The Zone works tirelessly to improve the lives of young people in the City of Nottingham. The Zone is funded through a variety of sources, including statutory sources, grant funding and paid for services.

We aim to…


We strive to give young people opportunities to engage positively in their communities, to increase their self belief and to give young people the confidence to make positive decisions about their lives.


We aim to give young people the knowledge and skills they need to make fully informed decisions about every aspect of their life, helping them to lead happy, fulfilled lives.


Raise aspirations.
We encourage young people to think big and push themselves to be and do the best they can.


Nurture and support physical & emotional wellbeing.
We support the emotional needs of young people as they grow and mature into adult life.


Our Approach

At The Zone, we believe that all young people have the potential to succeed and be a positive influence on their communities and peers.   Due to the broad ranging, complex and often difficult backgrounds and experience of our young people they all need different levels and kinds of support in order to reach their potential. We provide services and interventions that address a young person’s life from education to health to lifestyle and planning for the future, holistically. We help young people to grow and develop.   The support we provide is not conditional and not reliant on a young person engaging. Instead we have learnt that we must be patient and flexible making ourselves available when our young people need us and that we continue that support for as long as the young person requires it.

Contact Us

The Zone Youth Project
c/o YMCA youth and community centre
Melbourne Park

Registered Charity number 1091750. Registered Office The Zone Youth Project (Aspley Centre), Notts Voluntary Action Centre, 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FB
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