VIY shortlisted for Hollis Sponsorship Award

Wednesday 15th February 2012

The VIY (Volunteer It Yourself) project, created and managed by CoSpA in partnership with London Youth, has been shortlisted in the Best Low Budget Sponsorship category at the 2012 Hollis Awards.

VIY combines volunteering and DIY, and involves young people learning practical trade skills on the job whilst volunteering to renovate and repair their local youth club or community centre building.

The pilot project in Streatham, south London, was supported by A4e, Pimlico Plumbers, v and Wickes, and resulted in 43 young people gaining a vocational accreditation. The project is now being extended UK-wide over the next two years.

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