We are Salford Foundation

We’re a charity providing opportunities for young people and adults to create better futures.

We've been helping people in Salford, Greater Manchester and the North West for over 30 years. By creating the right mix of opportunities, relationships and resources with people, we believe that everyone can reach their full potential. People are at the heart of all our work, shaping and co-creating what we do. We also have a fantastic network of businesses and volunteers helping us to achieve our goals.

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2019/20 Impact Report

We're really proud of all our achievements. Here's a flavour of the impact we made last year:

We helped 13,112 children,young people and adults to fulfil their potential.

Salford is our home. However, we helped people in all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester + Lancashire and Cheshire

1,115 young people took part in our NCS programme and completed 87 social action projects in local communities

£2.4m invested in services & people through bids, grants and contracts

We enabled 586 marginalised and excluded people to achieve education and employment outcomes

1,007 children and young people completed one of our mentoring programmes

504 young people are more digitally literate, having participated in our 'Inspired to Aspire' programme, including Money for Life and Top Trader

2660 adults assisted through our debt and fuel poverty services

474 people were supported in improving their health and well-being

through projects such as Emerge, Evolve, Pathways and the Together Women's Project

children and young people are now more digitally literate

We helped 732 adults and young people in the criminal justice system


Everything we do is driven and guided by our core values


Our doors are open to anyone who wishes to contribute to or use the service. Whatever your issue or situation, we welcome you and want you to feel at home.

Leading by Example

We aim to change the lives of young people and adults by inspiring and empowering them to succeed with confidence, through good leadership.

Working Together

We believe that real results come from people working collaboratively and creating solutions together... and by having some fun while we do it.

Professional & Responsible

We aspire to be the very best we can be. We provide a consistent experience, operating quality systems and standards.

Proud & Passionate

We are hugely passionate about our Foundation, and want to do great work that we all feel immensely proud of.

Proactive & Dynamic

We are solution-focused and use creativity and proactivity to constantly find better ways of working.

Salford Foundation is hiring!

Salford Foundation is hiring!

We’ve got open positions for full time and volunteering positions. We’re always on the look out for people keen to make a difference.

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Key Staff Contacts

Senior Management

  • Phil East
    Chief Executive
  • John Damen
    Operations Manager (Youth)
  • Maggie Langhorn
    Operations Manager (Adults)
  • Mairi Palmer
    Business Manager
  • Helen Garry
    Business Development Manager

Board of Trustees

  • Elizabeth Potier (Chair)
  • Jennifer Davies
  • Katharine Francis
  • Denise Graham
  • Michala Marfleet
  • Peter Openshaw
  • Katherine Potier
  • Charlotte Ramsden
  • Karen Stansfield
  • Colin Tennent
  • Sarah Wilson-Gibbons

Our Accreditations