Our people


Who are we?

Our Bright Future is run by a partnership of eight organisations which is led by The Wildlife Trusts.
The partnership has more than 40 years of combined experience in managing social and environmental grant programmes totalling nearly £300 million. It has a proven track record of empowering young people.
Our partner organisations are the Centre for Sustainable EnergyThe Conservation VolunteersField Studies CouncilvInspiredYorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, Friends of the Earth and UpRising.
Representatives from each of these organisations, along with three young people make up the Our Bright Future Steering Group. The Steering Group is the primary leadership group for Our Bright Future, with responsibility for supporting The Wildlife Trusts in delivering the objectives of Our Bright Future, maximising its impact and ensuring a lasting legacy at a UK level.
Each of the 31 projects in the Our Bright Future portfolio is managed and run by different specialist agencies or organisations.
  • The Wildlife Trusts
  • Centre for Sustainable Energy
  • The Conservation Volunteers
  • Field Studies Council
  • vInspired
  • Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust
  • UpRising
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Friends of the Earth
Avon Wildlife Trust, Belfast Hills Partnership, Blackburne House, Centre for Sustainable Energy, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Down to Earth, Falkland Stewardship Trust, Feedback, FoodCycle, Friends of the Earth, Groundwork London, Groundwork UK, Hill Holt Wood, Impact Arts, Learning Through Landscapes, Middlesbrough Environment City Trust, National Trust, National Union of Students, National Youth Agency, North Wales Wildlife Trust, Probe (Hull), Royal National Institute of Blind People, Shropshire Wildlife Trust, St Mungo’s, Ulster Wildlife, UpRising, vInspired, Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust