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The MAD Lab - Empowering Hope

by St Antony's Centre in Trafford Park, England, United Kingdom

The MAD Lab - Empowering Hope


raised of £7,500 target


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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 7th October 2020 at 11:59pm

Empower and Make A Difference by helping young adults address the social, financial, health and employment barriers the pandemic has caused.

by St Antony's Centre in Trafford Park, England, United Kingdom

MAD Lab - Empowering Hope

Why are we MAD?

The MAD Lab is a programme designed to deliver creative and inspiring projects showcasing the talents of young adults from across Greater Manchester.  The MAD Lab will provide a creative space for young people to collaborate, design, promote and organise.  

Young adults Making A Difference - listening, learning and inspiring others. 

A space to explore ways of supporting the community, a space to create, a space to inspire, a space to build, a space to talk, listen, learn, and share, and, a space to empower others to do the same.


Not MAD - Making A Difference

MAD Lab will provide a platform for young people to: 

  • be heard
  • develop their skills
  • gain new transferable skills
  • get support 
  • walk the walk
  • talk the talk
  • create a business
  • establish a community initiative
  • create a campaign to bring about change



The MAD Lab project has been developed under the umbrella of St Antony's Centre, a charity that has supported people of all ages and  communities across the North West for over 40 years.  

The Centre is located in the industrial heart of Manchester, in a former school which is one of the last remaining historic buildings from the original Trafford Park Village. This unique setting provides the perfect space to bring young adults together and develop ideas, explore and create. 

The only remit for those participating in the project is to find ways of Making A Difference!

Driven and supported by an energetic team, participants can choose a project to engage with or create their own.  

Delivered over 6 months, St Antony's Centre will provide the tools and resources both practically and emotionally to instill confidence and empowerment through guided sessions, training and support at every stage.  

We will help motivate and empower young people to Make A Difference by becoming active participants in their community or to develop responses to young peoples needs today. 



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

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MAD VIP Celebration Event

St Antony's Centre will be hosting a celebration event for the participants of the project providing an opportunity to show case their work. A donation of £20 will qualify you as a donor to free drinks and food and an opportunity to meet our MAD participants, see their work first hand and celebrate the talents and skills that are on display.

£100 or more

50% discount on meeting/event space hire

A donation of £100 will qualify you for 50% discount on room hire for your meeting or event.

£200 or more

One day use of meeting/event space hire

A donation of £200 will qualify you for one days use of one of our meeting/event spaces.

£500 or more

Project sponsor

Donations of £500 or more will recognise your organisation as a project sponsor and you will be included in MAD Lab celebrations and events.

Let's make 'The MAD Lab - Empowering Hope' happen

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