As of Monday, 17th April 2023, The Construction Development Alliance(CDA) are proud to announce this year’s chosen Charity is 42nd Street.


On 25th May 2023, the CDA will host their annual Young Person in Construction Awards. For this event, the CDA has chosen 42nd Street as its Charity for the evening.

Over the years, we have had local charities that help young people, such as The Sophie Lancaster Foundation and YMCA Manchester. Each of these charities has benefited young people in amazing ways and has helped to bring about awareness of the issues plaguing society.

The CDA are aware that times can be difficult for young people as they transition from school to higher education or head into the workplace.

With the two-year disruption due to Covid-19, many young people are finding it difficult to get into the swing of social interaction, let alone get into higher education and work environments. Because of this, many young people are in need of guidance; this can come in the form of mental health support.

The charity 42nd Street was brought to the group’s attention early this year, and it was later agreed to be the Young Person in Construction Award’s charity of the evening.

About 42nd Street Charity

42nd Street is an innovative Greater Manchester young people’s mental health charity with 40 years of experience providing free and confidential services to young people.

The Charity supports young people with their emotional well-being and mental health by offering a choice of practical, creative, young person-centred and rights-based approaches.

The 42nd Street team recognises that many young people feel disempowered, that some services are complex for them to identify with and access and that their mental health and personal difficulties can be made worse by the health, social, cultural and economic inequalities that they might experience.

It is the charities vision for inclusive, accessible mental health and well-being support and opportunities for all young people.

Social Objectives

The social objectives that underpin everything 42nd Street does keep them focused and keep a clear sense of purpose.

Their social goals are to:

  1. Improve young people’s mental health and well-being.
  2. Empower young people to make decisions about their lives, campaign for social justice, and influence system change.
  3. Embed systemic anti-oppressive practices and cultures that champion inclusion.
  4. Learn from young people, educate, raise awareness and celebrate differences.

If you would like to support this charity, donate today using our JustGive fundraising page.