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Our Bright Future Welcome to the Green Economy

Our Bright Future

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. 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. Funding is provided by the Big Lottery Fund in partnership with The Wildlife Trusts.

Welcome to the Green Economy

Groundwork London has received £1 million to deliver 'Welcome to the Green Economy', creating hundreds of training opportunities and jobs in the green economy. Over the next 5 years we will engage with over 1000 young people.

There are three strands to the project:


STEM workshops in secondary schools which explore the green economy and green jobs across water, waste, land and energy sectors.

If you are a London school and would like to be involved, contact:


Vocational training opportunities recruiting young people into accredited training and experience programmes.


A six month paid work placement in the green economy for young people who face barriers to sustainable employment. Participants will be paid £7.83 per hour, three days a week and must not be in education, employment or training on application.

If you are a young person or you can offer a placement, contact:

Find out more from our young people:

Our Bright Future in Action