People and wildlife project goal
Three months on from the Paris climate change agreement, the Big Lottery Fund through Our Bright Future invested £33 million in more than 30 organisations to inspire and develop the next generation of environmental leaders.
Thirty one youth-led projects across the UK are each receiving around £1m of funding to give young people the skills and knowledge to improve their local environments – from reducing marine pollution to minimising food waste. In doing so, young people will develop the confidence and resilience to become environmental leaders and influence decisions at local and national levels. This young, ambitious and capable movement will ensure this generation’s voice is heard in the current debates around environmental improvements and a resource-efficient economy.
What we are doing
The Youth in Nature Project is enabling young people aged 11 - 24 year olds from the Hull area to engage with wildlife and the environment; helping them to inspire and enable action within their communities, as well as supporting them in gaining new skills relevant to finding jobs. There are opportunities to attend training, volunteer and start entrepreneurial projects that contribute to the green economy in Hull.
How you can support the project
It's a journey...
- We inform - roadshows; school visits; youth club activities; hostel visits; peer to peer
- We engage - attend local youth clubs where YIN is based; attend YIN clubs; attend school holiday activities
- We travel - visit local and more distant destinations to widen horizons and enjoyment of wildlife
- We are active citizens - young people can chose to be involved with improving sites, campaigning & involving local communities
- We train - informal and formal qualifications such as Duke of Edinburgh, Hull City Council, Individual Development Plans, ASDAN
- We gain life skills for employability - team building, communication, resilience
If you are interested in finding out more or have any questions please contact Sara Booth-Card (Wildlife Coordinator).
Three months on from the Paris climate change agreement, the Big Lottery Fund invested £33 million in more than 30 organisations to inspire and develop the next generation of environmental leaders.
Our Bright Future aims to tackle three big challenges facing society today - a lack of social cohesion, a lack of opportunities for young people and vulnerability to climate change.
Our Bright Future will go a lot further than the impressive impacts seen by the individual projects. The programme is gathering strong evidence about how we can support the development of the environment and young people using a resource-efficient and sustainable ‘green’ economy. More than a hundred organisations are contributing to the wider Our Bright Future movement by sharing evidence, learning and knowledge which will soon start to inform the choices made at local, regional, and national levels in the UK.
This programme is supported by Our Bright Future with £1,000 000 from the Big Lottery Fund.
Our Bright Future is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and run by a consortium of eight organisations which is led by The Wildlife Trusts. The partnership has more than 40 years of combined experience in managing social and environmental grant programmes totalling nearly £300 million, and has a proven track record of working with and empowering young people in communities of all social circumstances.