Launch of the Green Influencers Scheme

Thursday, 4 February 2021

Woodcraft Folk are pleased to announce the launch of the Green Influencers Scheme supported by Ernest Cook #iwill . We will be supporting groups of young people (10-14 years) in Leeds and Bradford to plan and run green social projects in 2021 and 2022.

The Green Influencers Scheme aims to help young people realise their potential to positively impact the environment through youth social action. These actions are youth led and can be anything from greening a local space, tree planting , applying for solar energy for their school or community building or getting involved in local politics.

Young people will learn new skills and gain experience and confidence as they take action on the issues important to them. Activities can also be part of them gaining Duke of Edinburgh or John Muir awards. There is funding of £350-£5000 available for the projects and all types of community/charity/sport/religious youth groups and school groups can get involved. We want to hear from everyone but especially if your group hasn't done environmental activity before. As with all Woodcraft Folk activities everyone will be warmly welcomed and supported in a way which suits their needs.

The Green Influencers Scheme is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the Department of Culture, Media & Sport are each investing £25 million seed funding to create the #iwill Fund. The Ernest Cook Trust is acting as a match funder and awarding grants on behalf of the #iwill Fund.

Please get in contact with Elaine Brown  elaine.brown@woodcraft.org.uk for more information or to sign up your group. If you don't live in Leeds or Bradford please look at this map to find your local green influencers scheme in England 

We are having a Green Influencers session on the 1st of March at 7pm as part of Our #DreamBigAtHome events . Please come along (virtually!) to hear more and do some fun easy climate activities!