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Help make green spaces Inclusive Spaces

Our Inclusive Spaces campaign will take place this July with a Week of Action from 23rd-29th.

We aim to connect our 100 Young Green Ambassadors with community groups across the UK and will support them to collaborate on local events, raising the profile of our local parks and green spaces and encouraging intergenerational community action. 

Want to get involved?             

Step 1: Get started by signing up to our newsletter for the latest campaign news        

Step 2: Connect with us on TwitterFacebook  and Instagram so we can shout out your event                          

Step 3: Download and read our Campaign Toolkit for Young People, a step-by-step guide to the Inclusive Spaces campaign                

Step 4: Any questions or need help planning your event? Contact us   


Why are we doing this?
We've worked closely with a dedicated Youth Advisory Board and our network of Young Green Ambassadors, based all over the country, to roll out our campaign locally.

After focus groups, consultations, and meetings, our young people concluded that there are far too many barriers to 16 - 24 year olds engaging in their local communities and with their local green spaces.

Overcoming barriers to engagement

Groundwork's Neighbourhood Fieldwork Survey found that 69% of 16 – 24 year olds say they would volunteer but only 7% actually did so, despite deep concerns they have for their local environment.  

We also discovered 96% of Friends of Parks Groups want to engage with local young people but 81% are unsure of how to do so. 

Inclusive Spaces will bridge this gap by bringing young people and community groups together, supporting them to take action together in their neighbourhoods.             


Campaign Resources

You can find a range of resources in this section, which can be used to implement the campaign. Keep checking back for more as we add to this list.

Campaign Toolkit for Young People - our step by step guide to getting started with our #InclusiveSpaces campaign.

Campaign Factsheet - learn how the loss of green spaces affects young people in particular.

Funding for Your Project - from no-budget to big-budget event, check out how to find funding.

Meet & Greet Session Plan - instructions for holding a welcome meeting for new volunteers.

Exploring Mindfulness Session Plan - an introduction to natures' connection to our wellbeing.

Treasure Hunt Challenge Session Plan - how to set up a fun treasure hunt online or offline.

Social Media for Beginners -  a guide to setting up social media and promoting your profile.

Personal Branding Presentation - a guide to building and developing your personal brand and using it to help drive support for your campaign.

Video Making for Beginners - a guide to shooting and editing short films.

Vlogging Presentation - a guide to video blogging and visual content creation.

Guide to Event Planning - a guide to planning your Groundwork Youth #InclusiveSpaces event in support of our Week of Action.




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