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Groundwork Youth

Groundwork Youth is a platform supporting 16 – 24 year olds to take action in their local environment. We do this by providing you with opportunities and experiences that develop your leadership potential and connect you with like-minded people who also want to make a difference in their communities. Our youth programme offers young people the chance to drive forward national campaigns about issues that matter to them by becoming part of our thriving network of Young Green Ambassadors and Youth Advisory Board Members.


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  • Tomorrow's Leaders Today: Pt 1

    Tomorrow's Leaders Today: Pt 1

    29 November 2018

    We know that young people are passionate and have their own views on the world around them but sometimes feel that their voices go unheard. Our 'Pass the Mic!' series gives them the opportunity to ‘step up to the microphone’ and have their voices amplified – in their own words.

  • Saving our youth clubs is vital

    Saving our youth clubs is vital

    06 November 2018

    Government funding cuts mean that our communities are suffering more than ever as money for the needs of the public becomes more and more scarce. Among these needs is government funding for youth cubs and organisations which are now struggling to accommodate young people’s needs.

  • How can inclusive green spaces help with positive mental health?

    How can inclusive green spaces help with positive mental health?

    10 October 2018

    On World Mental Health Day 2018, Young Green Ambassador, Sadie asks how outdoor activities that may aid people’s positive mental health can be more actively promoted, especially to younger people in light of learnings from our recent #InclusiveSpaces campaign.

  • A 500 miles weekend with Groundwork

    A 500 miles weekend with Groundwork

    08 October 2018

    Last weekend we kept YAB member, Jack, very busy! From a trip to London with the CEO of Groundwork UK to representing Groundwork Youth at the Conservative Party's Annual conference, he hopped on the mic to centre the voices and concerns of young people. Find out how his adventures went in our latest post.

  • Passing the mic to young people: Groundwork Youth at Labour Party Conference

    Passing the mic to young people: Groundwork Youth at Labour Party Conference

    08 October 2018

    After a whirlwind weekend of discussions and politics, Youth Advisory board members Katie Jones and Bianca Drotleff reflect on their experience at the Labour Party Conference 2018 and the significance of this year's Inclusive Spaces campaign.

  • Is enough being done to win the war on plastic?

    Is enough being done to win the war on plastic?

    01 October 2018

    Plastic pollution is perhaps one of the biggest environmental problems facing the planet right now. With plastic pollution being found as far as the Arctic and making its way into our bodies, our dependency on plastic and throw away culture must be tackled.