*Please note, this project has now ended, and we are no longer delivering services.*

Our Bright Future aims to tackle three big challenges facing society today: a lack of social cohesion, a lack of opportunities for young people, and vulnerability to climate change. Thirty one youth-led projects across the UK are each receiving around £1m of funding to provide young people with the skills and knowledge to improve their local environments—from reducing marine pollution to minimising food waste. Funding is provided by the National Lottery Community Fund in partnership with The Wildlife Trusts.

Vocational Training and Paid Work Placements

We offer accredited vocational training for young people aged 18-24, preparing them for the green economy job market.

The organisations that offer work placements to young people are supporting equal access to the green economy labour market. The OBF programme subsidises placements for 26 weeks (25 hours per week) and our Achievement Coaches provide mentoring and support throughout the six-months, helping the young people adjust to the expectations of work and ensuring the experience is beneficial for both the young person and the organisation.

The young people eligible for this programme are:

  • Aged 16-24 and not in education, training, or employment
  • Individuals who may have faced barriers to degree level education or may not have the financial backing or confidence to access an modern internship

If your organisation is interested in hosting a young persons placement please contact charlie.toko@groundwork.org.uk  –  07540127504 or nicola.west@groundwork.org.uk – 07912276551

Schools workshops

We run science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workshops in secondary schools, which explore the green economy and green jobs across the water, waste, land, and energy sectors. If you are a London school who would like to be involved, please contact Caroline.Chapman@groundwork.org.uk

Click the buttons below to hear the experiences of the young people who have taken part in the OBF programme:
Jacob’s Story    Kamile’s Story    Aliyah’s Story

Jaleel’s Story    Andres’ Story    Elias’ Story

Kai’s Story