Our Bright Future

Our Bright Future is an ambitious and innovative partnership led by The Wildlife Trusts which brings together the youth and environmental sectors. This £33 million programme funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund is formed of 31 projects across the UK. Each project is helping young people aged 11-24 gain vital skills and experience and improve their wellbeing. At the same time, they act as catalysts for delivering change for their local environment and community; whilst contributing to a greener economy.  There are many projects available that young people in Aberconwy can access and we have just pulled out a few that are applicable to this area.

There are lots more details and ideas at http://www.ourbrightfuture.co.uk/projects/

 

Who runs Our Wild Coast? North Wales Wildlife Trust

Where is the project? Across the North Wales coastline including Gwynedd and Anglesey

How old do I need to be to get involved? 11-24 years old

What is it? Outdoor activities such as snorkelling, coasteering, wildlife activities and volunteering on natures reserves for your school, college and youth group

How often can I go? Contact the Our Wild Coast team for more information

How much does it cost? It’s free!

Can I join? Yes

Who do I contact? chris.baker@northwaleswildlifetrust.org.uk

Can I follow Our Wild Coast on social media? Yes, Our Wild Coast is on Facebook and Instagram

 

Who runs Bright Green Future? Centre for Sustainable Energy

Where is the project? You can join the project anywhere in the UK. There is one residential summer school per year. In 2019 it will take place from 3-7 August at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales

How old do I need to be? 14-17 years olds

What is it? An environmental leadership programme where you can take part in webinars, workshops, your own local project, a work placement and a residential summer school. You will learn about the environment, energy and climate change

How often can I come? There are activities over the 12 month course and you will be assigned a mentor

Can I join? Applications open annually here

How much does it cost? It’s free! The team is also able to provide bursaries to cover the cost of your travel to training sessions and summer school

Who do I contact? bgf@cse.org.uk

Can I follow Bright Green Future on social media? Yes! Bright Green Future is on Instagram and Twitter

Who runs Spaces 4 Change? UnLtd

Where is the project? You can apply anywhere in the UK   

How old do you need to be? 16-24 years old

What is it? Average funding of £2k-£2.5k, training and mentorship for you to start and run a social venture that unlocks the potential of an unused space near you for the benefit of your community. You are also welcome to apply for smaller projects of £500

How much does it cost? It’s free to apply

How do I get involved? Click here for the expression of interest and application deadlines. Click here for the £500 Try It fund

Who do I contact? ashleyraywood@unltd.org.uk

Who runs the Fruit-full Communities? Learning Through Landscapes

Where is it? At YMCA and Foyer housing schemes across England and Wales

How old do I need to be to get involved? 11-24 years old

What is it? The opportunity for young homeless people to work together to plan, design and plant orchards

How often do I go? Regular sessions at the centres

How much does it cost? It’s free!

Who do I contact? rpidduck@ltl.org.uk

Can I read what someone else thought of the Fruit-full Communities project? Yes, read Josh’s story

Who runs Our Wild Coast? North Wales Wildlife Trust

Where is the project? Across the North Wales coastline including Gwynedd and Anglesey

How old do I need to be to get involved? 11-24 years old

What is it? Outdoor activities such as snorkelling, coasteering, wildlife activities and volunteering on natures reserves for your school, college and youth group

How often can I go? Contact the Our Wild Coast team for more information

How much does it cost? It’s free!

Can I join? Yes

Who do I contact? chris.baker@northwaleswildlifetrust.org.uk

Can I follow Our Wild Coast on social media? Yes, Our Wild Coast is on Facebook and Instagram

 

Who runs Bright Green Future? Centre for Sustainable Energy

Where is the project? You can join the project anywhere in the UK. There is one residential summer school per year. In 2019 it will take place from 3-7 August at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales

How old do I need to be? 14-17 years olds

What is it? An environmental leadership programme where you can take part in webinars, workshops, your own local project, a work placement and a residential summer school. You will learn about the environment, energy and climate change

How often can I come? There are activities over the 12 month course and you will be assigned a mentor

Can I join? Applications open annually here

How much does it cost? It’s free! The team is also able to provide bursaries to cover the cost of your travel to training sessions and summer school

Who do I contact? bgf@cse.org.uk

Can I follow Bright Green Future on social media? Yes! Bright Green Future is on Instagram and Twitter

Who runs Spaces 4 Change? UnLtd

Where is the project? You can apply anywhere in the UK   

How old do you need to be? 16-24 years old

What is it? Average funding of £2k-£2.5k, training and mentorship for you to start and run a social venture that unlocks the potential of an unused space near you for the benefit of your community. You are also welcome to apply for smaller projects of £500

How much does it cost? It’s free to apply

How do I get involved? Click here for the expression of interest and application deadlines. Click here for the £500 Try It fund

Who do I contact? ashleyraywood@unltd.org.uk

Who runs the Fruit-full Communities? Learning Through Landscapes

Where is it? At YMCA and Foyer housing schemes across England and Wales

How old do I need to be to get involved? 11-24 years old

What is it? The opportunity for young homeless people to work together to plan, design and plant orchards

How often do I go? Regular sessions at the centres

How much does it cost? It’s free!

Who do I contact? rpidduck@ltl.org.uk

Can I read what someone else thought of the Fruit-full Communities project? Yes, read Josh’s story