Converting an iconic building for community use
LandAid works to improve the lives of children and young people in the UK who experience disadvantage due to their economic or social circumstances.
As a charitable foundation supported by the property industry, LandAid finds ways to apply the generosity and expertise of the industry to this cause.
LandAid is funding CHICKS (Country Homes for Inner City Kids), a charity which gives young people and children the opportunity to simply be children.
For young people from low-income families, getting a break from difficult home circumstances can be an unlikely prospect. CHICKS provides respite and residential courses to those in need of a break.
In March 2015, LandAid awarded £116,000 to CHICKS to establish a third outreach premises, in Derbyshire. The funding will help convert two barns to create a large kitchen dining area and an all-weather sports facility.
not in education, employment or training (NEET)
1 in 7
young people are unemployed
UK children living in extreme poverty by 2020