Raising Aspirations of children and Young people in Barnsley


Ad Astra was founded in July 2013 with the expressed aim of raising the aspirations and life experiences of the young people of Barnsley. We are based in New Lodge in the St Helens ward of Barnsley. Our hub is open to support the children, young people, families and  community. We are a Community Interest Company which means that we are not for profit and that any monies raised is directly put back into provision for young people. Since our inception we have received funding from BBC Children In Need, The Big Lottery Awards For All fund, South Yorkshire police violence reduction unit and local council grants.


Our centre is currently in the process of refurbishment, at this time our community provision is been held at Athersley Library. Our centre will be back open in Spring 2024.




What we have been up to……