Grassroots has been established for over 25 years as an advice and support centre for young people 16 - 25 years of age. We welcome around 40 - 50 young people a day in the city, most from disadvantaged backgrounds with complex needs, leading chaotic lives.
Circumstances can range from leaving the care system, homelessness, new parents, poverty and unemployment, young offenders, mental health issues, sexuality/gender/identity issues, asylum seekers
or living in isolation from family.
Grassroots is iconic with a rich history stretching back to the punk culture of 1979. The community project developed into a haven for any young person in crisis or need, where self-expression was encouraged and creativity celebrated. Becoming a charity, Grassroots has a long history of working in partnership with Cardiff Council, statutory and voluntary services to provide an effective framework of support to young people.
Our experienced and resilient staff are skilled youth workers facilitating a variety of creative and practical opportunities led by the needs and interests
of young people.
We know from experience and continuing legacy of the project, that in a safe and understanding creative environment young people can heal, build self-esteem and elevate themselves to better circumstances.