Charity information


Free@last was started in 1998 with a vision to improve the lives of the children and young people of Birmingham’s inner-city community of Nechells, giving opportunities to all young people in our neighbourhood without distinction.

Founded 1998

  • Mission statement

    Free@last exists to assist individuals and groups within the Nechells community to instigate change and overcome barriers that prevent them from realising their full potential
    We are driven by the needs of our community and our experience has enabled us to develop businesses that will ensure our continued growth and development.

    free@last exists to provide a variety of services and opportunities to improve inner-city peoples’ standard of living and to support them in reaching their full potential in life. Our main focus is currently in the Birmingham inner-city area of Nechells, which has many serious problems of poverty, disadvantage, relational breakdown, high unemployment and criminal activity. An average weekly programme at free@last would consist of drop-in sessions for our dads and teenage parents, an open youth club for 60+ teenagers, DJ & film/photography sessions, kayaking and mountian biking, football, Duke of Edinburgh sessions and dads mentoring in a local Prison. We provide a variety of holiday opportunities, including whole family residentials and D of E expeditions. We have a people-centred approach which means that anyone who needs our help can drop-in to the office and become our priority. The drop-in service enables us to support people through practically every situation and issue imaginable for life in the inner-city, and many people keep coming back to us because of the trusting relationships we have developed.

  • Aims

    free@last aims to:

    • free@last's aim is to improve the lives of the children and young people living in the inner-city community of Nechells which is the fourth most deprived ward in Birmingham.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1998

    Registered Charity Number: 1101078

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 11

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 01213275959

    Address: 2 Cattells Grove Nechells Birmingham B7 5RA

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