OPEN Youth Trust – Charity of the year

During 2018 we will be supporting two local charities, one of which is the OPEN Youth Trust.

The OPEN Youth Trust (OPEN) is a charity based in the heart of Norwich which aims to raise the aspirations of young people by providing activities that help to build confidence and self-esteem, develop life skills and increase employment prospects.

Established in 2005, OPEN provides diverse and innovative ways to engage young people living in Norfolk through a variety of activities including dance, drama, music and climbing. The way in which we work with young people, including those from disadvantaged background, is to make a positive difference to their lives.

The charity, is located in a Grade II listed building formerly the regional headquarters of Barclays Bank is now home to a multi-purpose venue. The venue has a wealth of state-of-the-art facilities, including a drop-in social hub for young people, conference/training rooms, a stand-alone nightclub, cafe, dance studio, climbing wall and gym.