Hands On is a community training workshop providing learning and volunteering opportunities in practical skills, such as joinery, DIY and plumbing. Courses are run from our workshop in a renovated listed building in Chapeltown, Leeds.
Hands On delivers a programme of short courses, activity days and volunteer projects, aimed at building skills and confidence.
The workshop aims to minimise its environmental impact. It has been renovated using reclaimed, recycled and natural materials where possible. The building is heated by a wood-fired stove, is very well insulated and features water and energy saving fittings and appliances.
Workshop activities aim to raise awareness of environmental issues and promote ways of reducing our impact on the environment.
There are lots of opportunities to get involved – attending a course, volunteering, or coming along to an event.
We are proud to have won a national Civic Trust Community Recognition Award, a Leeds Architecture Award and a Green Apple Award for Architectural Heritage and the Built Environment. Volunteers won a Team Award at the VInvolved 2010 awards.
The project is funded by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities programme and the Tudor Trust.