Making a real difference

Did you know that Greater Manchester has some of the most socially-deprived wards in the UK, with 75,000 children living in poverty?

That’s why UKFast has set its focus on redressing the balance and ensuring that all children, no matter their circumstances, are given an opportunity to thrive.

Whether through sponsorship, donating our resources, or spending time with projects, we’re here to give back to the community around us.

Take a look at our latest initiatives...

Volunteering

This year UKFast committed 5,000 hours to charitable causes, that’s around one day per person per year. We’re giving every member of the team the opportunity to take a day out of the office to support a charity that helps disadvantaged children. So far, we’ve spent time painting fences and transforming the goat and alpaca enclosure at The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, and we’re spending time helping maintain the grounds at the Seashell Trust too.

Read about our volunteer days

Training and Education

There’s no denying a skills gap in the technology and digital industries, a huge part of that is because technical education is lagging behind. With that in mind, we’ve installed six Raspberry Pi café computer suites in schools and youth centres across Greater Manchester and beyond. This work has also seen us supporting Pi cafes in Malawi and Lehae, Johannesburg too. We also hold regular Code Clubs, work experience opportunities, courses for teachers and beyond!

Read about training and education at UKFast

UKFast Community and Education Awards

The UKFast Community and Education Awards celebrate the very best of people in Greater Manchester. With awards celebrating everyone from young entrepreneur to young carer of the year, this event recognises and rewards the unsung heroes on our doorstep.

Is there someone you would like to thank for giving you a helping hand when you needed it most? Nominate your community heroes and find out more about the Community and Education Awards here.

Holiday Hunger

More than 75,000 children are at risk of going hungry in Greater Manchester throughout the summer holidays. Without free school meals, many parents struggle to find the extra £30-40 per day to put food on the table – it can mean they lose up to half a stone in weight over the summer break.

We’re providing more than 18,000 meals to these families through Bolton Lads and Girls Club, Manchester Youth Zone and One Manchester Housing Association. Find out more about Holiday Hunger and how we’re tackling it.

Community and Education Awards

Adventure Farm

Beach Volunteer Day

Seashell Trust

Coming soon

Bitesize Battlefield

UKFast is proud to announce that we are the headline sponsor for The Bitesize Battlefield Challenge.

The Bitesize Battlefield Challenge Halloween Special

3rd - 4th November 2018

Ashton on Mersey School, Sale, Manchester

Can you help raise funds for terminally ill local children? We are teaming up with Bitesize Bootcamp to raise funds for The Rainbow Trust and support the families of ill children in the North West. We are working tirelessly to provide local children with a truly amazing challenge that's bigger, better, tougher, slimier and muddier than ever.

ALL NEW 2018 MEDAL AND EVENT T-SHIRT

Early-bird price available for a limited time only. For more info contact: ruth@bitesize-bootcamp.com or click here to book now.