Build Up Hackney

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Build Up Hackney

Build Up Foundation By Build Up Foundation

London is changing, and young people need to be included. Support young people to design and build a new space for their community in Hackney.

Hackney Fundraising stage

214
backers
£43,250
pledged of £51,743
34
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £51,743 by 17 Dec 2018

Hackney Quest spoke to over 400 young people about their experiences growing up in Hackney. Published in the Hackney Wick Through Young Eyes report, young people said: - They don’t have enough say over how their area is changing - They were often negatively stereotyped as young people - They weren’t always informed about changes that affected them Build Up will work with Hackney Quest to put local young people in control of a prominent public space at Flanders Way. Working with architects, designers and construction specialists, young people will decide what should happen in this unused piece of public land and then build it themselves.

What we'll deliver:

  • • A new community space for everyone on an unused piece of public land
  • • Put power in the hands of young people to make decisions that effect them
  • • A design and build process led by young people themselves and involving the whole community
  • • Opportunities in design, construction and project leadership for 60 local young people
  • • A truly intergenerational project, bringing together primary schools, secondary schools and local residents

Why it's a great idea:

As the 'Hackney Wick Through Young Eyes' report highlighted, young people too often feel excluded from decisions made about their local area. Together we can start changing this; by putting young people in control of a prominent public space in their community and equipping them with the practical skills to make their ideas happen. We will build something for the benefit of everyone, and involve a range of volunteers, young people of different ages, parents, older people, and other local residents. In the words of Mateenah, a Hackney Wick resident aged 14: ‘This project can bring everyone together; as a community we will all own this space, we will be involved and we will have a sense of belonging’.

Steps to get it done:

  • • Finalise design specifications with local authority and other decision-makers
  • • Recruit young people
  • • Develop project design proposals and select project design
  • • Council and local stakeholders sign off design
  • • Order materials
  • • Construction starts on site
  • • Construction completion
  • • Community opening event

Location Hackney

Hackney has 141 other projects and £1,805,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Flanders Way

Council

London Borough of Hackney

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How will the money be spent?Total £51,743

16 build days with young people and youth construction specialists - £14,200 (27%)
Construction materials budget - £9,920 (19%)
Youthwork and recruitment - £8,600 (17%)
Project coordination - £3,438 (7%)
Design workshops with 40 young people - £3,300 (6%)
Permissions, sign offs, O&M and handover - £3,163 (6%)
Snagging, safety checks and completion - £3,150 (6%)
Container hire, fencing, toilets, generator, site equipment and set up - £3,070 (6%)
Other - £2,902 (6%)

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.

27%
16 build days with young people and youth construction specialists
£14,200
19%
Construction materials budget
£9,920
17%
Youthwork and recruitment
£8,600
7%
Project coordination
£3,438
6%
Design workshops with 40 young people
£3,300
6%
Permissions, sign offs, O&M and handover
£3,163
6%
Snagging, safety checks and completion
£3,150
6%
Container hire, fencing, toilets, generator, site equipment and set up
£3,070
6%
Other
£2,902
  • Spacehive fees
    £2,012
  • Transaction Fees
    £487
  • VAT
    £402

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on: Work with more young people, to create a larger structure at Flanders Way that has a bigger impact on the local area. With an extra £2500 we will be able to take on one local young person for paid work experience on this project. With an extra £5000 we will be able to fund one extra part time staff member, tools and materials to work with an extra 10 young people over the course of the project.

Total £51,743

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