Green Influencers scheme: opportunities for young people in Bristol
27 January 2021
“Together and united, we are unstoppable.”
Green Influencers will inspire young people in the Bristol area to follow in Greta Thunberg's footsteps, creating the future they want to live in. The project designed to empower young people to run social action projects in communities across England.
Through the initiative, CSE has received funding to recruit young people aged 10-14 years from Bristol and the surrounding area to lead on social action projects that will protect and enhance the local environment and tackle climate change.
Young people involved in Green Influencers will benefit from ongoing mentoring and expert advice from a Green Mentor to support in the design and delivery of impactful projects and making contact with relevant community members. There will also be grant funding available to support individual projects and opportunities to develop leadership skills.
All projects organised through the Green Influencers scheme will be youth-led. As a result, the scope of potential projects is wide, depending on what the young people would like to see happen in their communities. Example projects could be: a tree-planting scheme, lobbying a local MP about a specific environmental issue, or a schools solar panel campaign.
If you work with or know any young people who might be interested in the scheme, please get in touch with Megan Blyth, Project Lead (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nick Stromberg, Green Mentor (email@example.com).
Further information about the Green Influencers scheme itself can be found on The Ernest Cook Trust website
The pioneering scheme is funded by The Ernest Cook Trust and match-funded through the #iwill Fund, a £50m pot created by The National Lottery Community Fund and Department for Culture, Media & Sport to support young people to access high-quality social action opportunities.