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 people are almost invisible in the Public Realm and are a missing voice in local place consultations. They are frequently described as a 'problem' by the wider community and the answer to the perceived threat of young people 'hanging around' is often to restrict access to young people.
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.
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.
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.
We are looking for professionals in the natural/built environment to form a Scotland wide Skills Bank to support Young Placechangers.
greenspace scotland's child protection policy