About Harmony


Here for when Young People need help.

Harmony Youth Project is all about young people. We aim to provide something for everyone, whether you want to get involved in sport and performing arts or just find a place to chill out and talk.

A Quote from the Founder Charlie Barrett

The Founder Charlie Barrett and his objective for Harmony

“We have massive aspirations to what we want to do in all local councils, duplicating success we have had in projects based in Bolton and Bury"

A Brief History.

Harmony Youth Project which began in Bolton in 2001, was set up to act as a port of call and direct youths to other services to further themselves in education. “We are trying to break the stigma of school and develop networks with colleges and further education.

Why we exist

Harmony Youth Project was set up to assist young people aged between 8 and 21 years old, especially those who are disadvantaged, in realising their true potential through the medium of creative arts, social intergrational activities and extra-curricular activities and courses. We provide activities focused around music production, photography, cooking, keeping fit, cv writing and interview skills for youngsters not in education, employment or training (NEET), cv writing, anti-bullying initiatives and much more, participants can gain nationally-recognised qualifications. Similar workshops are also available outside school hours for those in full-time education.

We also work with Youth Offending Teams to deliver counselling sessions with youngsters and also looks at teenage pregnancies, substance misuse and sexual exploitation among young women. Candidates from the Job Centre are also offered work experience as they engage with the youngsters. “Harmony Youth started off as a music-based therapy, but it has now developed into film,Photgraphy, drama, dance, multi-media and occupational, anti-social behaviou prjects such as anti-bullying.

Our Partners:

Bolton Council
Wigan Council
Newbridge Learning Community School in Platt Bridge

Newbridge Learning Community is a purpose built school catering for up to 88 pupils with SEMH needs. Our central aim is to enable them to feel valued and respected as individuals and to see them constructively involved in the life and work of the school.

Bolton Youth Offending Team

Bolton Youth Offending Team works with young people aged 10 to 17 and their families. They one simple aim which is to reduce offending by children and young people.

Bolton Youth Challenge

Youth Challenge is an alternative educational provision for key stage 3 and 4 pupils. Based over three sites the unit has a capability to educate 64 young people at any one time. The teaching and mentoring staff at the units prepare individualised timetables for each young person with a focus on academic studies which includes Maths, English and ICT. They offer the young people a variety of informal education options including vocational studies and enrichment activities.

Bolton Connections

Bolton Connections continue to offer professional and impartial careers information, advice and guidance to 13 to 19 year-olds. They provide careers information, advice and guidance to young people who are at risk of NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) for various reasons and will also provide help to young people with learning difficulties or disabilities, with their move into further education, training or employment.

Jobcentre Plus

The Jobcentre agency provides services primarily to those attempting to find employment and to those requiring the issuing of a financial provision due to, in the first case, lack of employment. They provide an allowance to assist with the living costs and expenditure intrinsic to the effort to achieve employment.

Real Time Training

Providing World Class Training to business and individuals. Whether its an employer looking to up skill in their workforce, or if its somebody currently looking for work, then they have the packages and training to suit you.


Founded in 1984, Seetec has grown organically over the last 30 years to become one of the UK’s largest and most experienced providers of Government funded Welfare to Work and skills training programmes. Providing people with the advice, skills and experience they need to succeed; and also providing services of local community benefit.

Bolton College

Bolton College is a further education college located in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. The college is primarily based in Bolton, but operates a number of Community Learning Centres in the surrounding area.