The origin of our organisation goes back to the mid to late 1800’s when our founding clubs such as Adelphi Lads Club, Hulme Lads Club, Openshaw, Salford, Ardwick and Stockport Lads Clubs were established by groups of prominent businessmen to help combat the growing problem of what was called ‘Scuttling Gangs’ in the inner-cities of Manchester & Salford. These massive clubs, some 500 or 600 members strong had been formed to provide a basic education and positive recreational opportunities in a safe and secure environment.

Today, our ethos and values remain the same and a number of philanthropic businessmen continue to support our work and that of our volunteers completing a huge resource of assistance to young people.

We currently work with a wide variety of voluntary youth groups and projects throughout the most disadvantaged communities of Greater Manchester, providing a diverse range of opportunities for young people and volunteers.

Our programmes seek to provide as many opportunities as possible for young people to grow and be the best that they can be and to help them to move beyond their boundaries whether they be real or perceived.