Build Up

Build Up

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  • Education
  • Local / community
  • Training / employment support
  • Young people

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Build Up runs practical construction projects for young people aged 6 – 20 to design and build community spaces and make decisions about the places that matter to them.

We’re a charity, formed in 2014 to give young people both a role and a say in how their cities are built.  Since then we’ve worked with over 900 young people across London and built 19 projects to date.

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Working in schools, playgrounds and housing estates, Build Up enables young people to take on roles and skills they have not had access to before.

On our projects, young people commission, design and build a new structure in their community.  It is an opportunity to learn new skills by making real decisions, influencing their local area and building something to be enjoyed for years to come.

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