VIY has enabled 700+ projects across the UK since its launch in 2011. We renovate community buildings and facilities that young people use and benefit from, including youth clubs, community centres, schools and colleges, sports clubs, music and arts venues, and supported housing.

All projects involve our young volunteers and our VIY Trade Mentors undertaking refurbishment and improvement works that the venues would otherwise struggle to make happen.

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Below are case studies on a selection of typical VIY projects.

Amber Foundation Trowbridge
Location: Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Project partners: Channel 4, Dulux, Sport England, Travis Perkins Trowbridge
Bury Cricket Club
Location: Bury, Greater Manchester
Project partners: Sport England
Cafe INDIEpendent
Location: Scunthorpe
Project partners: Music Venue Trust, Doncaster College
Coventrians Rugby Club
Location: Coventry
Project partners: Sport England, Toolstation, Travis Perkins
Croydon Football Club
Location: Croydon
Project partners: Sport England, The Kinetic Foundation, Wickes
DIY Space for London
Location: Southwark
Project partners: Greater London Authority, Amber Foundation, London South East Colleges
The Dublin Castle
Location: Camden, North London
Project partners: Allianz Musical Insurance, Avondale Construction, Dulux, FMB, Travis Perkins,
Flo Skatepark
Location: Nottingham
Project partners: GAP Tool Hire, Persimmon Homes, Skateboard GB, Sport England, Travis Perkins
Flower Pod, Newark
Location: Newark, Nottinghamshire
Project partners: GAP Tool Hire, Nottinghamshire County Council,
Golden Mede Housing Development
Location: Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire
Project partners: Rothschild Foundation, Places For People
Hall Green Boxing Club
Location: Birmingham
Project partners: Big Lottery Fund
Holt Youth Project
Location: Holt, Norfolk
Project partners: Dulux, GAP Norwich, Norfolk County Council, Travis Perkins Holt, UK Government
John Corfield Centre
Location: Streatham, Lambeth
Project partners: Streatham Youth & Community Trust, Pimlico Plumbers, vinspired, A4e
Magic Youth Club
Location: Blackpool
Project partners: Blackpool Council, Careers & Enterprise Company, Merseyside Police
Marden Boxing Club
Location: North Shields, Tyne & Wear
Project partners: Sport England, Gateshead College
Meadowbrook Pupil Referral Unit
Location: Abingdon & Kidlington
Project partners: Fusion Lifestyle, Oxfordshire Community Foundation
Mersey Bowmen Tennis Club
Location: Sefton Park, Liverpool
Project partners: Sport England, Merseyside Sports Partnership
MK Dons Football Club
Location: Milton Keynes
Project partners: Milton Keynes College, Wickes Bletchley & Milton Keynes
Newton Cricket Club
Location: Greater Manchester
Project partners: Cheshire Cricket Board, Dulux, ECB, GMCA, Lancashire Cricket Foundation, Travis Perkins
Norwich Lads Boxing Club
Location: Norwich, Norfolk
Project partners: Norfolk County Council, Dulux, England Boxing, Travis Perkins Norwich, Sport England
Pembroke House
Location: Walworth
Project partners: Greater London Authority, South Thames College, University Academy of Engineering
Phoenix Centre
Location: Mile Cross, Norwich city
Project partners: Norfolk County Council, Dulux, Travis Perkins Norwich, UK Government
Portico Vine Rugby League Club
Location: St Helens, Merseyside
Project partners: talkSPORT, Wickes Aintree & Warrington
Redditch Youth Hub
Location: Redditch, West Midlands
Project partners: Benchmarx Redditch, Bromsgrove District Council, North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership, Toolstation, Travis Perkins Redditch, Young Solutions
St Ann’s Library Community Garden & Kitchen
Location: Haringey
Project partners: Edible London, Greater London Authority, GAP Tool Hire, Haringey Council, Travis Perkins
West Nottinghamshire College
Location: Nottingham
Project partners: Nottinghamshire County Council, Sport England, Travis Perkins Mansfield
Woking Youth Arts Centre
Location: Woking, Surrey
Project partners: Surrey County Council, The Amber Foundation
YMCA Dickerage
Location: New Malden, Kingston upon Thames
Project partners: Dulux, Sport England, Toolstation
Youth Concern Drop-In Centre
Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Project partners: Rothschild Foundation, Heart of Bucks (Bucks Community Foundation)
CASE STUDY A dramatic increase in new users to the park Rob Hunter, Kaset Skatepark Manager, Norfolk

VIY has already demonstrated a massive impact to our community for the better and increasing our footfall. It has modernised our 16 year old skatepark, renewing interest with our returning skaters and also creating new users to the sports. We are already seeing significantly more use and income for our park, through a raised profile in our local community through local paper coverage and word of mouth.. New programmes and memberships are being currently designed as a direct result. Many, many thanks to the VIY teams, who have given us a brighter future.