Still time to apply for Bright Green Future

We’re looking for the next group of young people who want to gain the skills and knowledge to create a different world. Applications close on 24 July 2020.

8 June 2020

Update: Applications for Bright Green Future are open and set to close on 24 July 2020. For more details on the programme and how to apply, take a look at the guidance booklet from the Bright Green Future website.


Bright Green Future is CSE's environmental leadership programme for 14-17 year olds who want to create a more sustainable future for our planet, learn about climate change and environmental protection, gain confidence and meet like-minded people.

It’s a unique opportunity for young people to learn about environmental decision-making as well as explore careers in sustainability and improve prospects for future jobs and university.

The one-year programme consists of structured training, mentoring, a local project, a work placement and a residential summer school out in the wild.

Check out this video to see what the programme involves.

Hear about the experiences of previous BGF students:

  • Kristi's story of how her 5-day BGF work placement helped her to land her a full-time job at the Ecology Building Society?
  • Tasneem's experience attending the "Climate Change: Time for Change" event through BGF - part of UCL's response to the climate change emergency.
  • Anastasia reflection on how her BGF work experience led to her becoming one of the first UK Youth Ambassadors for WWF.
  • Khadija's trip to the ‘Now for Nature Conference’: “Thanks yet again to BGF for enabling me to network with experts in their fields, attend this fantastic conference and visit the Natural History Museum – I had a marvellous time!”

You can find out more information about the BGF programme on its website, its Twitter, or Instagram.

To make an application, click here. Applications are set to close on the 24th July 2020.

This is a fantastic opportunity for young people who:

  • Care for the environment and have an interest in sustainability.
  • Are enthusiastic about gaining new skills and knowledge.
  • Want to create and participate in a local project.
  • Are willing to commit time outside of school

Roy Kareem, programme manager, says "Bright Green Future is empowering, educational and fun. It's been a privilege to have met and worked with the inspiring young people who joined Bright Green Future over the past three years, and I'm looking forward to more of the same in 2020. If you know of a young person who would benefit from the programme, please put them in touch."


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

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