vInspired Eco-Talent

Project name: vInspired Eco Talent

Lead organisation: vInspired

Project partners: Canal & River Trust; Ealing Council; Tower Hamlets Council

Project summary:   

Eco Talent replicates vInspired’s successful model of delivering full-time volunteering placements within the environmental sector, and will run from January 2016 to December 2018. A total of 240 young people aged 16-25 will be recruited and hosted by three Local Delivery Partners: Canal & River Trust; Ealing Council; and Tower Hamlets Council. They will each complete a series of structured modules over the course of their six month placement, which support and enable them to:

  • Develop real world skills and experience for progression into EET within the Green Economy
  • Gain an environment-related accredited Level 2/3 qualification
  • Shape, lead and deliver a community based environmental social action project (SAP).

Project outcomes

  • Young people will gain a qualification and new skills to support a career within the Green Economy
  • Young people will make improvements to their local environment that will support nature’s recovery and encourage community cohesion
  • Young people will lead social action to inspire their communities to re-discover their local environment
  • Young people will support the development of a strong youth voice within organisations delivering environmental services.

Primary counties working in: London

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