Help Us Rebuild Brighton's Biggest Youth Centre!

💪 Rebuild the BYC

We want to rebuild BYC into the best Youth Facility for all Young People across Brighton and Hove. 

But we need your help to do it. 

COVID-19 threw some challenges our way. But we are ready to come back stronger than ever.  

We aim to do this through new and improved plans to rebuild BYC, which will generate over £5,000,000 of new investment into Brighton. 

This will bring to the community a new Youth Centre, new jobs, and most importantly, new services for young people. 7 days a week. 365 days a year. 

🤾‍♀️ What is Brighton Youth Centre (BYC)?

BYC is a charity that runs a large youth centre based in the prime central location of Edward Street, Brighton. 

The centre dates back to 1917 where it was originally a Boy’s Club, but today, BYC is a bustling hub for young people from all across Brighton. 

At BYC we work with over 2,000 young people every year. We offer a wide range of activities, projects, and youth clubs alongside partnering with over 20 organisations.  

Our work includes running Brighton’s only indoor skatepark, Brighton’s Youth Arts Festival - B.fest, regular gigs for young acts, dance sessions, football, and art workshops. This is all alongside individual and group support for key issues including mental health. 

🏗️ Why rebuild BYC?

BYC is an integral service for many young people in Brighton. That’s why it’s important that it is the best it can possibly be. 

However, our current building is old, in poor condition, and has accessibility issues. We need to acquire funds for improvements to make it a more usable, practical, and enjoyable space to be in. 

Additionally, we want to stay open seven days a week to offer more services to young people and support more partner organisations. We can only achieve this with improved facilities.  

💰 Let’s Talk Money

To rebuild

To rebuild BYC we need to raise £7.5 million.

We plan to do so in the following ways:

  • Onside, a national youth charity, will raise £3.75 million.
  • The council will match this, with £3.75 million.
  • BYC will provide the land that the building is situated on, worth £2 million.

 

To Run

 We aim to raise £1 million per year to run the new BYC, with three year’s worth of funding established prior to re-opening.

We plan to do so in the following ways:

  • BYC currently raises around £250,000 per year, which includes a Council grant of £47,000 per year.
  • Onside will raise £1.8 million (£600,000 per year).
  • The council will match this with £600,000 (£200,000 per year).
  • BYC will raise the final £600,000 (£200,000 per year).

📺 Look Inside BYC!

🛹 BYC Skatepark

🎸 B-Fest

🙋 Got Questions?

If you would like to find out how you can support our work, provide feedback on our plans or ask for details… just send our CEO (Mike) and email and he will get right back to you!

[email protected]

 “Thank you for helping us Rebuild the BYC”