We began with a vision, a dream that saw the people of an impoverished and neglected inner-city community being set free from all that stopped them realizing and reaching their full potential in life. The vision became a reality in 1998 with the development of a support group for dads and an attempt at a community musical performance called Hopes & Dreams. free@last was established to develop and structure our work and was finally registered as a charity in December 1999 and a limited company in 2003.

free@last’s Vision is to improve the lives of the children and young people of Nechells and to turn a community of poverty into a community of prosperity and opportunity.

We are committed to providing opportunities, activities, mentoring and support for children and young people in Nechells, and to further their interests by working with their families, other agencies and the community as a whole.