Creating positive opportunities for children and young people

Parker Trust is a charity based in Pallion in Sunderland. We provide advice, assistance and organise programmes of physical, educational, social and other activities.
Our mission is to help them to develop skills, advance in education and relieve unemployment ultimately to enable them to participate in society as independent, mature and responsible individuals


Through partnering with a number of organisations, and through funding opportunities; we are able to provide and deliver a number of projects to our young people throughout the year including Holiday Clubs, Life skill projects, Training & Education, Community Seasonal Events, and more.


Education &

At Parker Trust we are proud of our personal development programmes devised for young people including to help them gain confidence, respect people / different cultures, and advocate anti-bullying. We also provide many workshops including cooking, up-cycling, DJ’ing, drama, Spanish courses and more.

Supporting Mental

Through many of our initiatives Parker Trust supports and educates young people about mental health. has been designed to keep your mind and body healthy and offers lots of information about how to take care of yourself. There are self-help tips and a directory of support services that are available.

What people are saying about us………

John Sims
Managing Director, Deere Apprenticeships

“Working with Parker Trust has led to over 100 individuals gaining qualifications, but Parker Trust is not only about that, the pastoral support staff give to learners is second to none we fully support the work they deliver and are proud to work with them in partnership.”

Nicola Appleyard
Principal Standards Manager, Pearsons

”Karen and her team have an excellent track record of working with local employers to find work opportunities. They also signpost learners to local college courses and voluntary work opportunities, as well as well as additional support and guidance where needed.”

Kayll Road Library

Community Hub

“Parker Trust really changed my life; the support and advice I received has led me to get qualifications and a Traineeship. My whole way of thinking and acting has changed and I am so much more positive about my future.”

Back To Top