greenspace scotland engages and empowers young people through the Young Placechangers programme.
The Young Placechangers programme 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.
The Young Placechangers residential training weekend on 4 & 5 May 2019 in Stirling is now open for bookings
You can apply at anytime to the Young Placechangers Ideas Fund
Our current programmes are supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Scottish Government and The Gannochy Trust.
Read about some of our current projects working with young people.
Is there anything you and your youth group would like to change about the place where you live, go to school or work?
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