Duration: Ongoing

Background

In an effort to involve young people in climate action, Manchester City Council’s youth sector leadership programme has developed a number of groups and strategies across the city. This includes the Manchester Climate Change Youth Board, and funding for organisations who specialise in youth work for climate change.

What we’re doing

As part of Manchester City Council’s youth sector leadership programme our team of climate change specialists and experienced youth workers have developed a number of resources designed to support youth workers and community group leaders to deliver environmental social action with the young people they work with.

From demonstrating youth work, to enabling different activities, we promote services that show and demonstrate climate youth work to youth and play providers.

Following these initial engagement sessions, we can train, resource and mentor youth organisations in carrying out their own social action projects and support them with small grants.

In addition to that, we offer our accredited Climate Leaders training, so that young people who are particularly interested can access progression pathways.

We also provide free training for youth and community workers within the city of Manchester and have created additional resources to support that work.

The workshops have been designed specifically for youth organisations and community groups in Manchester; acknowledging the diversity of the city and recognising that for many organisations, climate change is not their number 1 priority.

The training is aimed at making climate change relevant to young people from all different backgrounds whilst improving their daily lives.


Find out more

If you are interested in learning more about this project please get in touch with John Swallow, Senior Youth Project Lead


Funders & Partners

This project was made possible thanks to funding from Manchester City Council.