Support the Academy

By partnering with PLACED and supporting the Academy you will:

  • Increase partnership and collaboration across the sector and enrich the opportunities available to young people
  • Develop emerging talent by supporting the next generation of industry professionals, changing lives and improving young people’s career prospects
  • Associate yourself with the award winning work of PLACED, an expert in the field of built environment education, whose core values include:
    • Reaching out and engaging young people from under-represented groups
    • Enabling and empowering the youth voice
    • Challenging misconceptions and breaking down barriers
    • Delivering educational activity that is freely accessible and as inclusive as possible
  • Create awareness of your business and bridge the gap with industry by supporting a bespoke programme capable of engaging a wide range of diverse young people
  • Maximise business opportunities and build relationships that support collaborations, tenders and working partnerships by being part of the Academy Sponsor Network, a growing network of industry professionals across the Northwest
  • Deliver on social value outcomes and see measurable social return on your investment, with each £1 expected to generate £16 of social value impact
  • Align with policies and current thinking, such as the Levelling Up agenda, whilst contributing to changing perceptions of community voice in place.

Help us to make a difference. See our Impact page to find out more about the impact our Academy programme has had.

“FWP are delighted to once again sponsor the PLACED Academy.  As a construction consultancy practice we are passionate about what we do and recognise the importance of encouraging young people to get involved and ultimately play a part in the future of the built environment.  The PLACED Academy offers students the opportunity to increase their confidence, skills and knowledge and understand the career opportunities that are available for them in this field.” 

FWP, Sponsors since 2019

sponsor the academy

Being an Academy Partner or Sponsor offers the opportunity to communicate your ongoing commitment to developing the skills and talents of local young people and will deliver high-value benefits for your organisation.

You can download a brochure about sponsorship here or read more about opportunities to support us below.

“Delivering social value is intrinsic to the way in which Buttress works, reflected in the projects we deliver and how we contribute to creating equal opportunities and promoting diversity in the industry. One of the greatest rewards of sponsorship has been gaining a wider insight into the new talent coming forward, while witnessing the next generation of built environment professionals grow and build their confidence.”

Buttress, Academy Sponsor

Academy Sponsor £800* (£700 for returning Sponsors)

Benefits include:

Marketing and PR

  • Accreditation as Academy Sponsor across marketing and promotional material for the current programme (digital and print)
  • Development of local networks
  • Permission for photographs of the project to be used on your website
  • Credited as Academy Sponsor on graduation certificate and final impact report
  • Opportunity to attend workshops and deliver presentations during the programme

Engagement

  • Employee engagement in workshops and volunteer opportunities
  • Invitation to the current programme launch, exhibition and closing event
  • Opportunity to personally meet the students at their graduation

Advertising and branding

  • Logo accreditation on PLACED Academy website including direct link to your website
  • Logo accreditation on all current programme print and digital materials
  • Accreditation on social media platforms
  • Academy Sponsor logo for use on your website and email footer.

Academy Silver Sponsor £1,500

As per Sponsor benefits, plus the following benefits:

  • Accreditation as Academy Silver Sponsor across marketing and promotional material for the current programme (digital and print)
  • Credited as Academy Silver Sponsor on graduation certificate and final impact report

Academy Gold Sponsor £2,500

As per Sponsor benefits, plus the following unique benefits:

  • Access to 1 day bespoke facilitated youth engagement on a design scheme of your choice, enabling you to hear the voices of an audience traditionally underrepresented in discussion about the built environment
  • Accreditation as Academy Gold Sponsor across marketing and promotional material for the current programme (digital and print)
  • Credited as Academy Gold Sponsor on graduation certificate and final impact report

Become an academy partner £5,000

We are keen to work with a limited number of companies as Partners. Joining us as an Academy Partner is an opportunity to meet your core business objectives by engaging creatively with young people in the Northwest – cementing your social responsibility in a region where you are creating jobs and contributing to local economic prosperity.

An ideal opportunity for a Partner working on a development in the region, we will work with you to develop an in-depth engagement programme, allowing you to get a unique understanding of young peoples’ response to your development.

In addition to Sponsor benefits, Partners benefit from:

  • Access to bespoke facilitated in-depth youth engagement on a design scheme that will function as a core component of the programme content, including a written report of findings to inform your decision making process
  • Distinguished accreditation as Academy Partner across marketing and promotional material for the current programme (digital and print).
  • Speaker opportunity at the launch and graduation events
  • Featured article in the PLACED blog
  • Dedicated company profile page and opportunity to contribute to the opening statement of the final impact report.

“Being a Partner of the PLACED Academy allowed us to work with PLACED to shape the programme for the young people to give us invaluable feedback for the Liverpool City Region Spatial Development Strategy. The insight we gained demonstrated the key importance of Climate Change and Health to our younger population and will help us shape policies which will hopefully address these concerns. I wouldn’t hesitate in using the Academy again to gain this important perspective”.

Liverpool City Region, Academy Partner

Our latest sponsorship opportunity, the Academy Outreach Partner will be instrumental in enabling us to reach out to identified schools, colleges and youth groups with high numbers of young people from under-represented groups. Your Partnership will allow us to raise awareness, encourage and support young people to apply to the Academy, whilst having a positive direct impact on a minimum of 300 secondary aged pupils.

We will work with our Academy Outreach Partner to develop tailored school workshops, offering an ideal opportunity for a company seeking thematic engagement with young people, such as on housing need, infrastructure or sustainability.

As per Sponsor benefits, plus the following unique benefits:

  • Access to bespoke facilitated in-depth youth engagement on a design scheme(s)
  • Written report of findings from the engagement to inform your decision-making process
  • Deliver on social value outcomes and targets including significant skills development and improved routes into recruitment, with a focus on reaching those who may not traditionally see the opportunities and career paths as open to them
  • Distinguished accreditation as Academy Outreach Partner across marketing and promotional material for the current workshops offer (digital and print)
  • Speaker opportunity at the launch and graduation events
  • Featured article in the PLACED blog
  • Credited as Academy Outreach Partner on certificate
  • Dedicated company profile pages and opportunity to contribute to the opening statement in the final impact report

A donation of just £25 will support us in providing the a material pack for every participant, ensuring every person has access to basic resources that can make their ideas a reality. Your support will help us remove barriers to participation, and help us create a diverse community of participants. You can donate via PayPal below, or you can contact us to explore this option.

Material Packs

Your donation will help us provide every participant with a materials pack to help them create designs, experiment, build a portfolio of work and kick-start their creative endeavours.

£25.00

Find out more

To discuss Partner and Sponsor opportunities contact PLACED Director Jo Harrop on info@placed.org.uk or 07968 237 280.