Our story

Since 2015

Thanks to the generous support from the Ballinger Charitable Trust, a transformative initiative has been underway in Sunderland. Bringing together various local youth work organizations, this collaborative effort has been dedicated to crafting a unified approach to empower the children and young adults of our community.

Over the years, nine-member organisations have pooled their resources and expertise, forging a path towards a sustainable future for youth services in Sunderland. Through shared vision and concerted action, we are not just building programs; we are nurturing a vibrant ecosystem of support that uplifts our youth and strengthens the fabric of our society.

Louder Together.

Stronger Together.

Sunderland All Together.

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01 October 2016

The beginnings

Supported by TheBallinger Charitable Trust to explore collaboration and collective working in Sunderland.

01 February 2017

A joined-up approach

We came together amid cuts to the youth work sector to develop a joined-up approach to youth work.

01 April 2017

Youth Project

Our first joint project saw Youth Investment Money come into the city to sustain open access youth work.

01 February 2019

New beginnings

After time spent developing our relationships and building a strong consortium we registered our organisation as a CIO

01 May 2020

Good Vibes Project

In 2020 we began our "Good Vibes" Project underpinned by the needs of young people and aiming to put mental health support into open access youth work

01 October 2022

Joined the YPF Community

We became a member of the YPF Community and began work to future-proof the consortium for generations to come

01 January 2024

Supporting yougn people

We now offer a variety of programmes across the city for young people including detached youth work, open access youth work, the Good Vibes project, work with care experienced young people and the Holiday, Activities and Food (HAF) Department of Education-funded holiday clubs.

Young people's lives changed every year
Jobs created
Skilled youth workers