Women Build!

We are currently fundraising for this project. We have been delivering it since 2019 and have raised over £85,000 to provide training for women who are unemployed. 2023 has been the first year in which we have been unable to secure further funding.

We are delivering this project free of charge for women who are un-employed. 

It’s a project for women, run by women, focused on improving our mental well-being through carpentry and woodworking, opening pathways into employment or education.

Women will:

  • learn carpentry, woodworking and DIY skills
  • meet new people and be part of a supportive group
  • learn how to improve and take care of their own mental health
  • have 1-2-1 sessions with our Well-being Coordinator
  • be supported by skilled female facilitators
  • feel empowered!

Women Build!

Please spread the word and let other women know about this unique opportunity to take part!

To apply for a free place, get in touch with us here requesting an application form. We will then be in touch about the next steps. The project is based in Torquay.

To find out more and to apply for a free place on the course contact us here

To support the women taking part in this project please donate to our Crowd Funding Campaign here

Click here to read about how Women Build! helped Ellie, a previous participant.

TouchWood South West is on BBC Spotlight!

Here is a short report on our Project ‘Women Build’ which we are currently running in Torquay. The report highlights how the project is helping women who are unemployed or on probation gain confidence and make positive changes in their lives. To watch click the link below:


This project is delivered in partnership with: