Rated People gives support to Build-it and VIY

Wednesday 14th August 2013

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Rated People, the UK’s largest online trade recommendation service, is now helping to recruit quality local tradespeople to support Cospa’s Build-it and VIY community regeneration projects.

Rated People connects homeowners with the very best local tradespeople, and the Rated People Sponsorship Programme – of which Build-it and VIY are now part – specifically supports local groups and projects that involve local tradespeople making a difference on a community level.

Both Build-it and VIY involve local tradespeople volunteering to work alongside and mentor young people in fixing and renovating community buildings. VIY focuses on youth clubs and community centres and Build-it on empty homes and social housing. In each case, young people learn DIY and building skills on the job, gain qualifications and can progress to further training, work placement and apprenticeship opportunities.

This new link-up will also enable tradespeople volunteering on Build-it and VIY to promote and boost their community credentials and profile on the Rated People site.