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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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Escaping Revision

Hannah believes that getting more young people out in, and making use of, their local green spaces can have huge benefits on mental wellbeing, especially during stressful exam season. Find out how investing in an outdoor hobby has helped her feel at her best.

Young and Green

Horticulture - only for the elderly? Young Garden Designer of the Year finalist, Max Harriman doesn't think so! Find out why he swapped the drinks tray for the drawing board and why he is on a quest to help us all find 'Calm in Chaos'.

Re-engaging a generation as a matter of urgency

Why is it children have so much energy and so much drive to be busy, yet most teenagers are typically branded as lazy? Perhaps it’s because the engagement opportunities for our youth population simply aren’t good enough, accessible enough or supported enough, says Hal Davidson.

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  • Escaping Revision

    Escaping Revision

    04 July 2018

    Hannah believes that getting more young people out in, and making use of, their local green spaces can have huge benefits on mental wellbeing, especially during stressful exam season. Find out how investing in an outdoor hobby has helped her feel at her best.

  • Young and Green

    Young and Green

    27 June 2018

    Horticulture - only for the elderly? Young Garden Designer of the Year finalist, Max Harriman doesn't think so! Find out why he swapped the drinks tray for the drawing board and why he is on a quest to help us all find 'Calm in Chaos'.

  • Groundwork Community Awards reopens for applications

    Groundwork Community Awards reopens for applications

    21 June 2018

    We are on the lookout for local community heroes!

  • Why Environmental Policy and Research Matters

    Why Environmental Policy and Research Matters

    06 June 2018

    With World Environment Day still fresh on our minds, YAB member Bianca shares her knowledge about the current issues local communities face with regards to their parks and green spaces and future challenges. How can a younger generation shape and influence the decision-making process in their local areas and further afield?

  • Re-engaging a generation as a matter of urgency

    Re-engaging a generation as a matter of urgency

    30 May 2018

    Why is it children have so much energy and so much drive to be busy, yet most teenagers are typically branded as lazy? Perhaps it’s because the engagement opportunities for our youth population simply aren’t good enough, accessible enough or supported enough, says Hal Davidson.

  • #InclusiveSpaces Campaign Round Up

    #InclusiveSpaces Campaign Round Up

    29 May 2018

    Throughout April and May we've been holding regional meetups with our network of Young Green Ambassadors and our community groups. As our Week of Action draws near, our Programme Officer, Steph, has some reflections on the experience.