The Prince of Wales visits Manchester, launching latest Community Impact Project
Published 16 November 2023
The Prince of Wales visited Moss Side in Manchester today, spotlighting vital work being carried out in the area to support communities and improve outcomes for young people.
His Royal Highness unveiled a three year commitment to help reduce youth violence in Manchester, which will see The Royal Foundation of The Prince and Princess of Wales and Mayor of Greater Manchester join forces with £100,000 funding to support the work of the Manchester Peace Together Alliance.
At The Hideaway Youth Project, the lead partner of the Manchester Peace Together Alliance, His Royal Highness met private sector businesses galvanised by The Royal Foundation, the Mayor of Greater Manchester and Manchester City Council, who will create the Alliance’s first dedicated employment, skills and training programme for young people at risk of violence.
Businesses have committed to providing support including work shadowing, apprenticeships and employment for young people at risk of violence, helping them to achieve their aspirations and access opportunities that might otherwise be beyond their reach. This initiative marks the first time that members of the private sector have been brought on board to work with the Alliance.
The businesses who have pledged their support are:
- Co-Op Live
- The Co-operative Bank
- Ernst Young (EY)
- Manchester City Football Club
- Manchester United Football Club
- Morgan Sindall
- NW Construction Hub
- Timpson Group
Following this visit, The Prince then visited local youth hub The Moss Side Millenium Powerhouse and community foodbank Keeping It Real 24/7, which provides a lifeline to individuals and families in need throughout the Moss Side area. Set up by Wendy Simms in 2019, the foodbank has a particular focus on providing culturally important foods to the community, such as yams, breadfruit and sugar cane.
His Royal Highness was first invited to visit the foodbank by Wendy at a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace earlier this year.