Do you know someone inspirational aged between 12 and 17 years old? Three Teen Hero award winners will be recognised live on stage at SSE Arena, Wembley in October at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards.
Nominations close at 9pm on Sunday 12 August 2018. Nominate someone here.
Previous winners have set up a mental health charity, provided a voice for children in care and inspired others to tackle obesity, anxiety and depression. Have a read about them.
Adventure website launched by young people
Youth Forum member, Georgina is one of a team young people who have launched a website which celebrates opportunities for adventure in Yorkshire. Check out camping tips, walking trails and local events onAdventure All Ways.
Building Sustainable Communities nominated for a National Lottery Award
The Our Bright Future project at Down to Earth in South Wales has been nominated in the Education category of the 2018 National Lottery Awards. Cast your vote here.
Taking Yorkshire to Chelsea
After completing the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust Green Futures apprenticeship, Tom secured a role as a National Park ranger. In May he joined a team of landscapers and horticulturalists and created the Welcome to Yorkshire Show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Who knows what Our Bright Future will lead too! Read more about Tom here.
Wild Magazine: skint stressed students for sustainability
Do check out the new online magazine for students who are wanting to do more to be ethical and eco-friendly. They’ve even got an article about Student Eats!
Milestones help to create a community garden
Calne in Wiltshire is looking a little greener thanks to the young people involved in the Milestones project at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. Have a read what they’ve been up to here.
Are you working to tackle loneliness? Do you have evidence of what’s working? Maybe you’re not overtly focusing on loneliness but it’s a happy by-product of your work and you have some useful insights.
Visit theGOV-UK website to find out exactly what the government is looking for and how you can submit evidence.
On Thursday 26 July 2018 young people will be taking over one of the flagship nature reserves for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Free entry for 11-25 year olds. Butterfly talk, foraging, wellbeing walk and much more. Activities will be taking place 11am – 6pm.
vInspired has launched a £1 million scheme to encourage young people from diverse backgrounds to engage in social action. The Inspired Card will give 14-30 year olds exclusive offers in exchange for donating their time. The offers include work placements, discounts from retailers and free tickets to gigs.
RoundTable Global are delivering the Global Youth Awards (previously the Positive for Youth Awards) in six different locations (Switzerland, London, Los Angles, Dubai, Singapore and South Africa) to celebrate the celebrate young people making a difference. The awards are free to enter and nominations are open! The London ceremony will take place on 25 August and nominations close on 11 August.
#InclusiveSpaces campaign launched by Groundwork Youth
A network of young volunteers have designed a summer campaign aimed at including young people in the debate on the future of parks and green spaces. A week of action will be taking place 23-29 July 2018.
Influence the planning!Here is a survey for 16-24 year olds to complete about their experiences finding work
Field Studies Council courses for 16-24 year olds
FSC have released their 2018 calendar of opportunities for young people which include events such as marine science camp and conservation and biodiversity (plus many more). There are opportunities available across the UK.
The Prince’s Trust has published its annual youth index, looking at the views and outlooks of young people aged 16-25 in the UK. Finding from a survey of 2,194 young people include: the overall level of happiness and confidence young people feel in their lives is at the lowest since 2009.
Are you a YMCA or Foyer site? Thinking of planting a new orchard? Fruit-full Communities is looking for applications from new sites for funding to plant small orchards in 2018/19. If you think you could benefit from £3,000 towards creating a space for fruit trees plus another £1,000 for staff costs get in touch.