Project name: Belfast Hills Bright Future
Lead organisation: Belfast Hills Partnership
National Trust, Ulster Wildlife, Woodland Trust, Ligoniel Improvement Association, Cave Hill Conservation Campaign, Butterfly Conservation, Mount Eagles Residents Association, Queens University Belfast, Belfast City Council, Lisburn & Castlerea Council, Antrim & Newtownabbey Council, NI Environment Agency
The scheme has two strands:
For young people within the formal education process the focus will be on engaging and inspiring them to positively change attitudes and behaviour, helping them understand environmental issues and be involved in planning of small scale projects such as planting wildflowers in their school grounds.
The scheme will work with groups of young people both within the formal education setting, and those who are no longer in formal education and the unemployed. The focus will be on empowering these young adults to plan and deliver environmental projects that will have a meaningful impact on their local environment. The project will also offer a wide range of training courses for young people, including biological surveying, conservation skills, GIS/GPS skills, walking the hills, health & safely etc. Young people will be mentored to challenge their and their ideas, increase confidence in their own abilities to feed into local plans.
Primary counties working in: Co Antrim & Down
Website: Belfast Hills Partnership
The Wildlife Trusts, The Kiln, Mather Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1WT