Here’s what we can achieve together:

We need your help today to ensure that Inspire Chorley Youth Zone can be here for every child and young person living in Chorley and surrounding areas.

Your gift helps us to raise ambition and purpose, provide early intervention mental health support, ensure all children can access hot healthy meals and most importantly have the opportunity to make friends and have fun! Together, we are transforming young lives.

Tonight alone, over 100 local children and young people will come to Inspire seeking somewhere safe to go, hot meals, someone to talk to and most importantly to have fun.

Your donations enable us to invest in thousands of young people, providing an inspirational environment fizzing with passion and purpose and backed with 21st century youth work proven to transform young lives

Since opening in 2018, your gifts helped over 8,000 children and young people, over half of the local youth population, but we need your support today to continue to inspiring Chorley’s next generation.


To make a donation by post, please send your cheque or postal order payable to ‘Chorley Youth Zone’ and include your contact information to the address below:

Inspire, Chorley Youth Zone
Chapel Street

To make a donation by phone, lease call us on 01257 228888 and ask for our Fundraising Team


Matt Hirst is the CEO of leading energy technology provider ESG with over 700 staff and operations in the USA, Canada and the UK. ESG’s UK headquarters are based in Chorley, Lancashire.


ESG empowers global leaders in energy to deliver on the future promise of energy through its SAAS solutions for Customer and Market Data Management and Smart Metering. Matt has a background in Sales and Marketing and led a MBO of UK company Utiligroup in 2014 before it was acquired by ESG in 2017 and has been with the business for 24 years. Matt won an EY Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2016 as well as being a judge in 2018 and in 2017 his team was awarded the UK Regional and National Mid Market Management Team of the Year awards by the BVCA. Matt holds a BSc (Hons) degree from The University of Salford and a MBA from Lancaster University.

Ryan powell

head of operations

Hi, I’m Ryan and I’m the Head of Operations at Inspire Youth Zone.