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BAYC Centre, Birmingham

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BAYC Centre, Birmingham

BAYC Centre, Birmingham

VIY Volunteer It Yourself By VIY Volunteer It Yourself

A group of 20 young people want to refurbish the interior of the Birmingham Association of Youth Clubs Centre in Selly Oak, which hosts activities on behalf of youth clubs across the city.

Birmingham Delivery stage

pledged of £999

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

The young volunteers want to raise £1,000 via Spacehive to cover their costs in running a Level 1 VIY project over a weekend. If successful, the BAYC Centre will receive £4,000 of donated support from VIY partners, including Wickes, City & Guilds and Rated People, covering tools, materials and mentoring support from local professional tradespeople.

BAYC is a registered charity that supports young people, youth workers, youth clubs and youth organisations across Birmingham, the Black Country and the West Midlands. Its mission is to help create opportunities for positive change in the lives of young people and their communities.

The young volunteers all come from BAYC’s network and will work with professional tradespeople to refurbish the interior of the building, learning new skills.

Many of the young people set to take part in the project are not in education, employment or training and will achieve an entry-level City & Guilds Building & Construction Skills qualification.

What we'll deliver:

  • Remove and repair damp damage on all interior walls
  • Complete a CV and job interview training workshop, including advice on becoming a self-employed tradesperson
  • Paint and decorate the interior of the building, covering entrance hallway, meeting and activity rooms and corridors

Why it's a great idea:

This project will help young people learn new skills and boost their employment prospects, at the same time as improving and strengthening the BAYC Centre, which provides valuable services to young people and youth clubs in disadvantaged communities. The project is also special because it will bring together local young people and older mentors as ‘first time volunteers’ working to support community regeneration.

Steps to get it done:

  • Local professional trade skills mentors identified and recruited by Wickes and Rated People
  • Tools and materials donated by the local Wickes store
  • Upfront health and safety briefing for all participants
  • Young people’s work assessed and accredited by Lead Skills Mentor with support from City & Guilds
  • Young volunteers recruited via BAYC
  • Work plan created by young people and BAYC with support of skills mentors
  • Young people and skills mentors work together over 48 hours to complete all proposed repair and refurbishment tasks
  • Young people connected with further training and work experience opportunities to build on their VIY experience

Location Birmingham

About the space

Community building


Birmingham Council

How will the money be spent?Total £998

Dedicated youth workers' time - £550 (55%)
Volunteer recruitment and induction - £180 (18%)
Transport for volunteers - £175 (18%)
Other - £93 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Dedicated youth workers' time
Volunteer recruitment and induction
Transport for volunteers
Other Read More
  • Transaction Fees
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT

Total £998

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