About Hya


picHollings Youth Association is a non-profit organisation, working in the Manningham area of Bradford since March 2009, with the goal of supporting and developing young people through social interaction and offering a diverse set of activities.

Since its founding, H.Y.A has been facilitating personal, social and educational growth of young people in the Manningham area of Bradford, helping them reach their full potential in the society through social interaction. H.Y.A supports & helps young people to become confident and practicing members of the community. Hollings Youth
Association strongly believe in anti-oppressive practices.

We offer a range of activities that support the development of social and emotional well-being of young people. We offer a working atmosphere which promotes equality and respect for one another. We intend to revitalise the manningham area of Bradford with our skills and knowledge of the local community to bring new ideas and programs to life.

We believe that with the right support and help, the young people we work with will gain a more positive outlook of life and work hard to achieve their personal goals. We strive to change the lifestyles of those young people who are influenced by the wrong doings of society. Our responsibility is to assist young people and educate them on issues such as healthy living and relationships.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help and support the youth of Manningham on their journey to maturity by providing a safe and encouraging environment where they can learn to be independent and feel empowered to make positive change for their futures.


Aim & Objectives

The youth organisation is to facilitate and support young people growth through dependence to independence, by encouraging their personal and social development and enabling them to have a voice, influence and place in their communities and society.

The Organisation objectives are:

To act as a resource for young people up to the age of 30 living in Manningham ,Bradford & surrounding areas by providing advice and assistance and organising programmes of physical, educational and other activities as a means of:

(a) advancing in life and helping young people by developing their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as independent, mature and responsible individuals;

(b) Advancing education;

(c) Relieving unemployment;

(d) providing recreational and leisure time activity in the interests of social welfare for people living in the area of benefit who have need by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disability, poverty or social and economic circumstances with a view to improving the conditions of life of such persons.