greenspace scotland engages and empowers young people through the Young Placechangers programme.
The Young Placechangers approach combines greenspace scotland’s experience of working with community groups on placemaking with Youth Scotland’s experience of youth work and supporting young people to take the lead.
Young Placechangers puts young people in the lead role – bringing together the wider community to look at local spaces and plan improvements. The Young Placechangers programme has used a co-production approach to develop and pilot a training and support programme enabling young people to transform both the place they live, their relationship to it and the wider community.
We have created the Young Placechangers Toolkit to help young people get involved in place discussions and decisions
Our current programmes are supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Scottish Government, The Gannochy Trust and the OVO Foundation.
Support from the OVO Foundation will help us #BuildBackBetter working with youth groups in Dunfermline on climate change and renewable energy projects.
greenspace scotland and Youth Scotland are working with youth groups in Perth and Kinross on a local Young Placechangers programme.
The Young Placechangers toolkit aims to inspire young people to take the lead in their local community, to voice their opinions and help make positive change happen. Practical, free and fun - have a look!
Read about our current projects working with young people - the Scotland wide Young placechangers programme, Perth and Kinross Young Placechangers and the OVO Gives back project in Dunfermline.
Find out more about some of our previous projects with young people and young placechangers.
greenspace scotland's child protection policy