Pulse Youth Project, based in Crumpsall Park, were the proud winners of the Eco Award at Manchester Youth Council’s Youth Buzz Awards. The awards, which were held at Manchester Town Hall on 3 November 2017, were held to celebrate the achievements of young people across Manchester.
The Eco Award recognised the group’s work in promoting a sustainable future in Crumpsall by supporting eco-friendly changes within their community. These changes aim to encourage green living and reduce their carbon footprint such as their regular litter picks and the creation of a community garden.
The Pulse Youth Project in Crumpsall Park is a fresh thinking, innovative project set up for young people by young people, with the support of youth workers and Social Enterprise training/activities.
Since the project's inception it has boasted an impressive 319 unique participants from over 21 different ethnic backgrounds. An average session can see up to 54 young people accessing this much needed drop in, open access youth provision. The youth club is held every Tuesday and Thursday evening at Crumpsall Park Visitors' Centre.
Young people take part in environmental advocacy and physical improvement / clean-up projects to make their local park accessible to all, attend community meetings, and work with staff to keep the project running smoothly. They also take part in leadership and training activities to help increase confidence, resilience and aspirations.
Previous activities they been involved in are: Community Day of Action, Volunteer Days at Youth Clubs, Willow Weaving, Syngenta Dragons' Den, Litter Picks, #ILoveParks campaign, Crumpsall Park activity afternoon (mini garden activity), pallet bench and making planters for the community allotment, Bird and Bat Box making, Recycled T-shirts, Pond Dipping, Nest Making, and Healthy/Sustainable Cookery. They have also had opportunities for young people to learn about, research and experience careers in the Green Sector, Environmental Management and Health and Safety (Awareness), as well as training and workshops on mitigating Climate Change, CO2 reduction and food wastage/sustainability.
They are also able to access generic youth work activities such as indoor/outdoor sports, game and pool tournaments, arts and crafts, music, karaoke, as well as more targeted activities like homework club, employability support and 1-2-1/group mentoring/coaching.
The Pulse Youth Project is a group of driven and dedicated young people who care deeply about their environment, and are ready, willing and able to become Green Leaders of the future. Find out more about what we're doing in Crumpsall and West Gorton as part of the Our Bright Future programme.