Raise the Youth Foundation are a not for profit social enterprise – our legal status is a Community Interest Company (CIC). Unlike normal businesses any excess we may make is reinvested back into supporting young people.
We currently work in a number of boroughs across Greater Manchester, and have delivered consultancy and training in Lancashire and West Yorkshire.
We provide support to young people from 12 -25 – targeted individuals, targeted groups and targeted localities.
We a registered provide education centre and provide qualifications for those who struggle in traditional settings, and we are an alternative education provider for schools and those not in employment.
We have a trade team who deliver work for social housing organisations, other not for profit organisations and businesses. We have qualified, experienced staff working alongside young trainees. The more trade we deliver, the more paid work, apprenticeships and work experience we provide.
We provide education and experience
Raise the Youth Foundation is an accredited education provider in Bolton. we provide local young people with courses of education, apprenticeships and training to give them life skills and to enable them to get into employment in a time when jobs are scarce and competitive.
If you require any further information on the courses and services we provide then please send us a message using the enquiry form to the left of the page.
The objective of the Foundation Learning programme is to place young people into employment, Apprenticeships
or further education.
What's on offer
Raise offers the opportunity to achieve qualifications from AQA in functional skills, maths, English and ICT and also provides ‘real’ work experience by engaging in community projects with experienced tradespeople. Read More
Benefits of Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships allow you to work for an employer whilst training for a qualification. You will gain practical experience and receive a wage/salary. You will receive in-company training and one to one support from your Training Officer / Functional skills Trainer.
Earn money whilst learning!
Does your grass need mowing? Hedges need trimming? Do you want your drive paved? We can complete any gardening work you may have!
House redecoration, new carpet fittings or maybe just a lick of paint in the bedroom. Give us a call to see how we can help.
Here at Raise the Youth we have an amazing in-house web development team specialising in website design for charities and not-for-profits in the youth sector.
Presentation is vital for your organisation to project the right image. Raise the Youth offers professional design at competitive prices.
Help us to help others!
A little goes a long way, what can you spare?
Help Raise the Youth by donating what ever you can afford. All the money you give to us goes in to funding all the great work we do with young people and communities.
We're not just after your money, although it helps.
We're always happy to take cash donations
to help us deliver our services. We are grateful for any money you can afford to donate to us as this really helps to make a difference in work we can provide. But there are also many more ways you can help us and your communities.
Don't throw away your unwanted items!
We have an eBay shop
which sells your unwanted goods to raise money. We can use books, computer equipment or speakers. We also need good quality clothing and shoes to recycle, to wear on the projects we do or to give directly to those who need them.
We also do community open space projects so we could use wood, seeds, compositors, tubs for growing, old logs and tree stumps among other things.
We need food!
We need food to live so help fatten us up
Help feed the hungry by donating food to us. With this we can feed our volunteers and young people. If we get more than we need then we donate any excess to a local hostel for homeless young people.
Teach youngsters to cook more than just toast.
We use some of the food that you donate to teach young people how to cook, especially if they didn't learn these skills in school and are living without their families.
It costs nothing but time and it helps a lot!
If you can't afford to donate money, have no unwanted items and could do with gaining a bit of weight yourself then why not donate your time
We need you!
Among other things we can use drivers, fundraisers
, mentors and tradesmen. This is a great way to help us, young people and the community out. It's also great work experience for you and does wonders for your CV. Learn more about volunteering