About Our City


Bradford is the 5th biggest city in England. According to recently published statistics, Bradford has one of the fastest growing youth population’s in the country.

During the industrial revolution of the late eighteenth and nineteenth century Bradford came to international prominence as the textiles and woollen centre of the world. It became one of the richest cities in Europe. However, by the twentieth century, the wool and textiles industry had collapsed creating an economic void, high unemployment and limited job prospects. The measure of which impacted the city.

The recent Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) ranked Bradford in the top 10% most deprived cities in the UK with some areas ranked within the top 0.5% of national deprivation. These are the inner-city areas that One In A Million work within. They are why we exist – to make a difference in this great city!

The wealth expansion generated during the nineteenth century was invested into developing the social and cultural wellbeing of the city.

Today, Bradford is a culturally rich city steeped in fascinating history, heritage, attractions and events. Let us tell you why we think Bradford is great and draw your attention to the many wonderful things there are to do:-

It’s My City!