Giving back is incredibly important to Make. Every year we happily dedicate our time, professional expertise and physical efforts to supporting our communities and designated charities. Every Maker can also take one paid charity day per year, and we earmark a percentage of our annual profit for charity.

Whether by running a 10K or providing pro bono design advice, we support a range of charitable organisations, including:

Architects Benevolent Society

Ken Shuttleworth was ABS president from 2008 to 2011, and we continue to support its work, including donning our (actual and figurative) feathers for the annual ABS 5K Chicken Run. absnet.org.uk

Architecture Foundation

Make is a foundation sponsor of the Architecture Foundation, making an annual contribution to help the campaign for a better built environment. architecturefoundation.org.uk

Construction Youth Trust

Despite a series of losses, our footballers have been enthusiastic participants in the Construction Cup since 2012. In 2016 and 2017, the official charity of the event was the Construction Youth Trust. constructionyouth.org.uk


In recent years, Makers have covered 4,500 miles from London to Cannes on the Cycle to MIPIM in support of Coram, one of the UK’s first children’s charities.coram.org.uk

Koestler Trust

Over the past two years we’ve provided the Koestler Trust, the UK’s best-known prison arts charity, with pro bono design advice. koestlertrust.org.uk


Make is a foundation partner of LandAid. In addition to our yearly contribution, we're an original member of its pro bono programme, and we take part in annual fundraising events like the LandAid 10K. landaid.org

Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

Through the trust’s Building Futures programme, Makers mentor third-year university students from under-represented backgrounds to help prepare them for their Part 1 placements.stephenlawrence.org.uk

Wings South West

We’ve provided the pro bono design of a new community centre for Wings South West, a youth charity in Devon.wingscharity.com

Pro bono design

Make is an original supporter of LandAid’s pro bono programme, which connects us with charities in need of design services and advice. As part of that, we’ve designed a new youth and community centre for charity Wings South West in Devon, and have advised prison arts charity The Koestler Trust on its plans for a potential new headquarters.

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