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Kick The Dust & Our Young People's Action Group
Groundwork has partnered with Fields in Trust and National Youth Agency to deliver 'Future Proof Parks', a Heritage Lottery Fund programme - part of the £10m 'Kick the Dust' initiative - that aims to get more young people interested and involved in preserving their local park and greenspace heritage. 

The three-year programme will engage 880 young people across the UK in the West Midlands, East of England, West of England, North West and North East, to learn more about their local historic park heritage with the overall aim that at least 180 young people will join their local 'friends of' parks groups and volunteer to preserve the local spaces that matter to the communities they live in. 

The initiative will also work with 60 'friends of' parks groups to give them the tools, encouragement, and support to get more local young people involved in their work and to see the benefits of cross-generational working. 

The programme also aims to create various crowdfunding campaigns to help raise money for the local parks and to test new ways of generating income as well as engaging the local community.  

To find out more about the Kick the Dust programme, visit the Heritage Lottery Fund website

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Want to get involved? Why not join our Young People's Action Group?

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