Growing Up Green

Project name: Growing Up Green

Lead organisation: Hill Holt Wood

Main project partners: North Kesteven District Council (NKDC), University of Lincoln (UoL), University of Lincoln Students’ Union, City of Lincoln, St Francis Special School.

Other Partners: Voluntary Centre Services (VCS), West Lindsey District Council, Lincolnshire County Council, Special Education Needs Team, Department of work and pensions (Lincoln job centre), Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DoE).

Project summary:   

‘Growing up Green’ will scale up Hill Holt Wood’s existing Junior Ranger Service to support young people to carry out environmental vocational work in the local community. This project will be based in Lincolnshire initially but will expand into new counties, working with additional young people, as the project progresses. Young people will be supported to design and deliver local projects, working with partners to develop sustainable approaches to land management, access and building design. Links will also be made with Local Universities to develop students as volunteer leaders to work alongside rangers, promoting cohesion between these youth audiences.

‘Growing up Green’ will focus on environmental land management and eco-construction, ensuring engagement of young people in both their natural and built environment.

Project outcomes: 

  • Enable young people to gain new skills
  • Engage young people with their environment
  • Inspire and inform young people to work towards sustainable communities
  • Empower young people to shape and care for their environment
  • To upskill young people (particularly those in need) and enable entry to employment
  • Increase local biodiversity and land management
  • To increase awareness of future sustainability issues and the knowledge and skills required to address them.

Primary counties working in: Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire

Website: Hill Holt Wood

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