Support YBUK

How you can support YBUK

Youthbuild UK (YBUK) receives no government funding and relies upon the financial and “in kind” support of sponsors, patrons and trustee’s organisations.

You can become involved in, support or sponsor YBUK in a number of different ways: –

  • Sponsor the Young Builder of the Year Awards
  • Sponsor one of our Events (e.g. Building Pathways or Patrons’ Event)
  • Become a Patron for an annual contribution of £1,000
  • Join the Board of Trustees (a 4 day p.a. commitment)
  • Support the Young Builder of the Year Awards by sending in applications (see the list of Youthbuilders who have already done so).

To find out more contact Sarah by e-mail: or by telephone: 01908 746918

Why get involved?


Brett Barlow - 2014 Winner 16 to 24 categoryThe 2014 Young Builder of the Year has had a traumatic home life, following the death of his mother, his father had a triple heart bypass and he became his carer. Unsurprisingly he left school with few qualifications, but he had the desire to work with his hands. Brett managed to get a place at the Chevin Housing training school where his attitude and aptitude led to him being given an apprenticeship as a joiner. He has managed to successfully combine this with his role as a carer. His Managers describe him as “having a maturity well beyond his years” and that “he was always obliging and went the extra mile when he was working in these tenant’s properties” and finally that “his caring attitude is a great reflection on our Organisation”. Since winning the Young Builder of the Year Award Brett has completed his NVQ Level 3 in Carpentry and Joinery and has represented the Great Britain Under 21 Rugby League team.

There is no doubt that the Young Builder of the Year Awards, managed and promoted by YBUK, is a once in a lifetime experience for young people that they will not forget.

Similarly, the excellent work undertaken by organisations, in the background, supporting these young people through, training, work and mentoring are life changing interventions that will also not be forgotten.

These models and stories, such as Brett’s, can and should be replicated throughout the United Kingdom for the benefit of all young people.

We are sure that all Young People involved in Youthbuild type projects would not wish to see them wither through lack of support.

YBUK wishes to continue to organise the awards and also promote the cause, but help and support is needed to achieve this.