The Hackney Wick Youth Voice project empowers young people in Hackney Wick to have their voices heard. It is commissioned by Wick Award, through the National Lottery “Big Local” initiative.

The project is led by Luke alongside local young people. They have run events and workshops in the local area and in local schools, and have consulted with local decision-makers about the future of Hackney Wick and how the area could be improved for young people.

You can download our research report and find out more about how to get involved below.

"Hackney Wick Through Young Eyes" report

For six months in 2017, we undertook a large-scale research project in the local area, focused on young people’s thoughts, concerns, and ideas. We have now produced a detailed report on our findings, the goal of which is to amplify the voices of local young people. We hope that this report can help young people to be recognised as the vitally important local stakeholders that they are, and that the concerns they have raised can be taken seriously and addressed.

Between January and July 2017 we ran: interviews and focus groups (reaching 20 young people & parents), workshops (reaching 295 young people), surveys (reaching 62 young people & parents) and events (reaching approximately 180 young people). In total we engaged over 400 young people aged between 8 and 20.

You can download the full report or a summary version (containing main findings & recommendations) below:

- Download the full report here
- Download the 6-page summary here
- Read the full report on issuu here

If you have any feedback, comments or questions after reading the report, please contact

As part of the research, young people annotated maps of Hackney Wick and produced analyses of the local area. Some of their work can be found at

Build Up Hackney Project

Throughout 2019, we worked alongside youth construction charity Build Up on a project with young people from Berger Primary School, Cardinal Pole Secondary School, and Hackney Quest. As a team, the young people designed and then built a beautiful new public space, on the corner of Wick Road and Morning Lane - local young people were given control and ownership over a significant change to their local neighbourhood. The project was co-led with two brilliant local young adults, Daniel and Shenique, and won a Mayor of London award. You can read more about the project on the Build Up website here.

If you have an idea which could help young people in Hackney Wick...

If you have an idea for a project or initiative which could help local young people - however small or large-scale - please email Luke can take your idea to the Hackney Wick Youth Voice panel, who may be interested to meet you and provide feedback.

If you are a young person from Hackney Wick and would like to be involved...

Please contact Luke by calling 02085335480 or emailing