London Wildlife Trust

Supporting young people to get green jobs

London Wildlife Trust is dedicated to protecting the capital’s wildlife and wild spaces. We’re supporting them on three new initiatives, set to help young people develop the skills and experience needed to launch a career in the green economy.

Wild City Traineeships will allow 20 young people to train in practical conservation and environmental education. They’ll be involved in projects in a variety of habitats – directly playing a role in restoring, protecting and improving at least 104 hectares. As well as getting their hands dirty, they’ll benefit from face-to-face training, online group learning, practical training from conservation and ecology staff, and work readiness and employment support.

  • We awarded a grant of £25,000 which is helping London Wildlife Trust to run three new initiatives.
  • Its new Youth Board will give 12 youth members (16-25 year olds) the opportunity to champion young people in the Trust and become ambassadors for their work.
  • Our funding will give 20 young people paid traineeships with the Trust.

The Green Jobs Fair

Our funding will also enable the London Wildlife Trust to run a Green Jobs Fair at Walthamstow Wetlands. The Fair will showcase work opportunities at the Trust and key partners from across London. Talks, workshops and CV writing sessions will be on offer for around 150 participants.

And the new Youth Board will play a key role in the Trust at a strategic and governance level. Members will become ambassadors for the Trust and champion young people’s involvement. They’ll also develop their skills through a mentoring programme between youth board members and Trustees.

“ Our grant to the London Wildlife Trust will support initiatives that prepare traditionally underrepresented young people for jobs in the green economy. We wish the trainees and the Youth Board advisers the very best with the programmes and are looking forward to hearing about the impact of their important work.”

Sharika Alam, Grants Officer, Kusuma Trust

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