Our Founder Patrons’ contributions combine to create 50% of our annual running costs.

Your pledge of consistent support is critical to the success of Inspire. Such support will ensure that we open the doors with a first class offer, it will provide us with a foundation to develop and maintain excellent services for young people which match the quality of the building. The select group of Founder Patrons is made up with the great and good from Chorley, community leaders whose endorsement and generous support will encourage others to follow.


Becoming a Founder Patron of Inspire Youth Zone is your chance to become part of the incredible Chorley Youth Zone story.

Inspire’s Founder Patrons are a very special group of people and businesses with a vested interest in the Chorley Area and in supporting the future generations of Chorley. They will forever be associated with the charity and their support will provide a legacy for the future, ensuring Chorley’s young people will always have somewhere safe and inspiring to spend their leisure time. They will enable the charity to raise the aspirations, enhance prospects and improve the health and wellbeing of local young people.


  • Plaque placement on the Founder Patron wall in Inspire Youth Zone
  • Acknowledgement in publications
  • Website accreditation linked to a unique organisational profile page
  • Promotion on our social media platforms
  • ‘Founder Patron’ of Chorley Youth Zone logo for your use
  • Acknowledge your support through a dedicated case study in our annual review
  • Plaque of recognition for you or your company’s reception
  • Joint marketing work to realise media coverage regarding your support


  • Regular key benefit reports relating to the young people in Chorley
  • Provision of high quality images and quotes of the activities you support for use in your annual reports and communications
  • Updates with news about the success of projects and the achievements of young people
  • Cultivate a special relationship through a tailored programme of involvement

Andrew Turner, Chairman of the Chorley Group and Inspire commented, “We were delighted to come on board as the first Founder Patron of Inspire. It is an awe-inspiring building, filled with highly trained and dedicated staff and volunteers providing a whole host of amazing activities for young people to get involved with and most importantly – have fun!”

“Chorley is a place close to my heart and I am so proud to be able to give back to the community and help thousands of young people. I can honestly say that being part of Inspire is life changing, not just for the children who go there but for everyone involved, the future for Chorley’s young people just got a whole lot better!”

Watch our Founder Patron guide video below

  • Anne Marie Gaskell
    "I cannot wait for the Youth Zone to open, especially to see my own and other young people’s creativity come to life. This is a great chance for all our ideas to be heard." Anne Marie Gaskell
  • Councillor Bradley
    “People have been telling us that our young people need somewhere to go where they can enjoy their spare time and to help them fulfil their potential, this Youth Zone would deliver something exciting for all young people across Chorley. By working together we could create a top class facility, giving our young people somewhere they could be proud of.” Chorley Council Leader, Alistair Bradley
  • Andrew Turner
    "The young people of Chorley deserve an OnSide Youth Zone which will give them a safe and inspiring place to spend their leisure time, and we are on the road to making that dream a reality.” Chairman of Chorley Youth Zone, Andrew Turner