The Building Sustainable Communities project in Swansea provided opportunities for 17 to 24 year olds to develop themselves and their local communities and environment through sustainable construction training programmes. The project supported young people to develop their own skills and get them ready for the green economy through accredited training programmes in sustainable construction whilst, at the same time, building their own sustainable community infrastructure.
  • More than 750 young people from the project gained training opportunities and experiences
  • 495 Young People achieved Agored Cymru accreditation
  • attendance on the programme increased environmental awareness in at least 75% of participants
  • Young people completed 11 zero carbon/eco restorative community buildings projects
Best bit of this project, the confidence they’ve given me. Trying new things, learning how to use tools I haven’t used before, and meeting these guys in the group. I’ve loved it all.”- participant Nov 2020
Since completing their time on the project 61 young people have moved into full-time employment, 13 are volunteering regularly in their community and 63 have entered into further education or training.
There have been other highlights, including the partnership of the project with BBC in filming a group of Young People on the project for nine months and producing an episode for the TV series, “This is my Life”, titled “Build Me Up”.
You can learn more about Building Sustainable Communities by downloading the project evaluation report.