Programme Partners

National reach. Regional approach. Local impact.

Here you’ll find our Programme Partners – those who support us on a series of projects, either across one region or improving various community spaces to meet a particular social need. That could be renovating grassroots music venues or community spaces to help them survive and thrive, or increasing access to a local sports club through improved, more inclusive facilities.

Barclays

The Barclays Community Football Fund (BCFF), in partnership with UK-wide charity, Sported, is born out of Barclays’ commitment to make football more inclusive to under-represented groups, particularly girls. We’re working with Barclays to transform facilities at a number of grassroots clubs nationally to create opportunities for all through truly inclusive access to football.

See our work so far with Barclays

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Together with Barclaycard Entertainment, we’re doing something constructive for arts and culture. Keeping the grassroots live music and arts scene alive by supporting venues with vital renovations and improvements, as well as equipping the next generation, VIY’s young volunteers, with Barclays #LifeSkills through their time on a VIY project.

See the live music spaces we’ve renovated together so far

Bromsgrove District Council

Thanks to part-funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), we’ll be renovating nine vital community spaces across Bromsgrove, helping local young people to learn trade and vocational skills, whilst supporting them into positive next steps into the construction industry.

Read more on our programme across Redditch & Bromsgrove here

City of York Council

We’re working with the City of York Council, part-funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) to work with 75 young volunteers to refurbish and transform five local community, arts and cultural venues in York.

See our first project at The Fulford Arms

Gateshead Council

Expanding our work across to the north east, we’re working with Gateshead Council, part-funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), on three community projects in grassroots sports clubs and community spaces.

Hull City Council

Over the way in Yorkshire and The Humber, we’re working with Hull City Council, part-funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), on three initial community projects. Here we’ll be working closely with Keepmoat Homes, one of our construction partners whose HQ is on the doorstep.

Read more on our programme and first projects in Hull here

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Inspiring Generations

We’re delivering 30 projects renovating grassroots cricket clubs in 10 priority areas across Greater Manchester between June 2022-October 2024. This is in partnership with Lancashire Cricket Foundation, Cheshire Cricket Board, the England and Wales Cricket Board, Chance to Shine and Greater Manchester Combined Authority and its ten local councils on a 10-Point Action Plan to use cricket to improve young people’s lives and create stronger, healthier communities in Greater Manchester.

See our programme round-up so far

Norfolk Community Foundation

Through the UK Government’s Know Your Neighbourhood fund, designed to increase volunteering and tackle loneliness, we’re working with the Norfolk Community Foundation to renovate six community spaces in Great Yarmouth, one of the most deprived towns in the UK.

More on this programme here

Norwich City Council

Following our success across Norfolk delivering 12 community projects through the Community Renewal Fund, three of which were in Norwich, we’re now working on 12 projects in Norwich across 14 months through the Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) – a community funding programme that uses money collected from developers, with spending led by the priorities of the community. 

See a round-up of this programme here

Nottingham City Council

We’ve been awarded funding through Nottingham City Council’s share of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). Between January 2023 and March 2025, we’ll be supporting local young people with volunteering opportunities to support the refurbishment of 14 community venues and spaces in Nottingham City.  Through a variety of works, we’ll be improving their functionality and usability, enabling them to engage new audiences, supporting their existing members with new and/or improved services and helping to increase the venues’ confidence for their future sustainability.

See our programme round-up so far

Redditch Borough Council

Following our highly successful project launching the W.I.S.E youth hub in the centre of Redditch, we’re now renovating three more community spaces across Redditch between 2023-2025, thanks to part-funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and VIY National Partners including Toolstation, who have a central distribution centre and hundreds of local employees in the local area.

Read more on our programme across Redditch & Bromsgrove here

South Tyneside Council

Expanding our work again across the North East, we’re working with South Tyneside Council, part-funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), on three community projects in grassroots sports clubs and community spaces.

Sport Birmingham

Our partnership with Sport Birmingham, together with Birmingham City Council, The Active Wellbeing Society and the Canal And River Trust, is funded through the Commonwealth Active Communities fund. Together, we’re embarking on five community projects in 2023, across five wards with the greatest levels of inactivity and low socio-economic mobility, to improve the quality and access to sport and physical activity for the local community. See our projects across Birmingham so far

Think Active

Supporting Think Active’s vision for everyone to benefit from physical activity and enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle in safe and thriving communities, we’ll be refurbishing six community spaces in 2023 across Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire. Enabling more physical activity to take place and ultimately, help more people in their local area to be more active. See our six completed projects