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Generation Green

A project to create over 100,000 Green champions

About Generation Green

Generation Green is a project to create over 100,000 Green Champions and inspire the next generation of young people to connect with the outdoor environment – both in their communities and in some of the country’s most inspiring locations.

Generation Green aims to connect young people to nature, create and save jobs, and build an aspirant workforce for a green recovery.

The project is funded by the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The fund is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England, the Environment Agency and the Forestry Commission.

The Access Unlimited coalition

Generation Green is the first project to be delivered by the Access Unlimited coalition. YHA (England & Wales) is hosting the project on behalf of the partners - The Outward Bound Trust, Scouts, Girlguiding, Field Studies Council and the 10 English National Parks. Generation Green capitalises on the combined reach of the coalition partners of more than two million young people.

How you can get involved

Through new jobs, training, volunteering roles, residentials and outdoor and online learning experiences, the project will provide more than 100,000 opportunities to connect young people to nature – many for the first time - and to cultivate a sense of care for the natural environment.

Funded activities available through the project include day visits and overnight experiences in National Parks and Areas of Natural Beauty, social action and citizen science projects, self-guided learning and micro-volunteering.

The project will also enable the retention of 20 jobs, the creation of 10 new jobs, one paid internship, 30 Kickstart placements, 7 apprenticeships, and 659 skilled volunteer roles in the outdoor sector.

Find out how you can help and become a Generation Green volunteer. 

Scouts Green Champions

We’re running funded programmes to create 7,000 Green Champions.

Green Champions are young people from Scout or school groups who have completed a 5 step programme which makes a positive impact in their community. This could be improving habitats for birds, bugs and bees, learning about the importance of trees and plants, or taking positive steps toward recycling and reducing waste.

Become a Scouts Green Champion.

Generation Green

Generation Green is a 16-month funded project that aims to connect young people to nature, create and save jobs, and build an aspirant workforce for a green recovery.

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Become a Generation Green volunteer

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