Our Environment Our Future

£30M to help young people improve their environments

The Big Lottery Fund is investing £30 million across the UK to support young people, aged 11-24, to improve their local environments. Our Environment Our Future will fund a portfolio made up of a number of individual projects across the UK.

Our Environment Our FutureThe projects funded through Our Environment Our Future will:

  • Make a significant change in the quality of our urban and rural environments.
  • Increase the ability of young people to improve places that are important to them, and to influence the attitudes and decisions that shape their neighbourhoods and communities.
  • Catalyse change led by young people by investing in both the direct improvement of the environment and the development of young people.

The Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT) is leading a consortium which has been selected to develop the portfolio for the Big Lottery Fund. Other members of the consortium are the Centre for Sustainable Energy, Community Service Volunteers, the Field Studies Council, the Plunkett Foundation, the Conservation Volunteers, vInspired, and the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

How do you get involved?

  • If you are interested in applying to lead a project as part of the portfolio, please visit the RSWT website, where you can find the Expression of Interest form and supporting information for applicants.
  • If you want to receive more information as it becomes available please email oeof@wildlifetrusts.org to be added to their mailing list.

If you have any queries about the application process or your potential application please call the Wildlife Trusts on 01636 677711

Key dates:

The RSWT will present the Big Lottery Fund with a proposed portfolio of projects  early in 2015, with awards made to successful projects by the end of March.

If you’d like your project to be included, you can submit an Expression of Interest form up until 5pm on 17 December 2014.

Find out more:

To find out more about this funding, potential applicants can take part in interactive webinars on the following dates:

  • Friday 28 November (at 1pm)
  • Monday 8 December (at 2pm)

To book a place in a webinar please email oeof@wildlifetrusts.org

Further information can be found on the RSWT website here:

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