Bright Green Future – not too late to join

Still time to start the programme in September

27 July 2016

The first deadline for Bright Green Future was on 17 July and we received some impressive applications from enthusiastic young people across the UK who want to make a difference to their community and the wider world by taking part in the programme.

But we do still have some additional room for anyone who missed the deadline but would like to start the programme in September. We will be accepting applications throughout August and anyone aged between 15 and 17 may apply by filling in our short application form. Note, it’s a two-year programme and participants must be able to commit for the full length of the programme and not be older than 19 when the programme finishes.

Project manager, Bridget Newbery, said: "To all those people who've been given a place, thanks for your interest in the programme, and we can’t wait to start working with you all in September when the training starts."

The aim of Bright Green Future is to encourage young people to get involved in environmental action and decision-making and hopefully encourage them to embark on a career which can really make a difference. Younger people often feel overlooked and undervalued by policy makers. Bright Green Future hopes to give them a voice so they can show older generations that the future is theirs, and that sustainability really matters to them.

More details can be found at, where we’ve recently added details of the planned training and learning programme for 2016-18 and some examples of the kinds of local projects that participants will be running in their own communities.

How can you help?

There are lots of ways you could help us spread the word about Bright Green Future:

  • Share details of of the project with young people in your networks. Direct them to for more information.
  • Pass this information on to any teachers or youth workers in your networks and encourage them to get in touch with us at
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and share our posts with your own followers.
  • Download and display this poster.
  • Include a story about the programme in your upcoming publications or on your website. Get in touch via and we'll send you a press release - or just crib from this page!

Bright Green Future is part of a Big Lottery Fund project called Our Bright Future, managed by the Wildlife Trusts and aimed at empowering young people to lead progressive change in their communities and local environment.

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