Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of the celebrations to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee Groundwork UK have launched the New to Nature project delivering paid, nature-based work placements for young people with the programme running until run May 2024

New to Nature will be delivered through a partnership of Groundwork, The Prince’s Trust, Disability Rights UK, and Mission Diverse and working closely with the Youth Environmental Service to ensure the programme acts as a stepping stone for a longer-term journey of change in the sector.

The focus will be on attracting young and diverse talent from communities currently underrepresented in environmental roles, specifically young people who are from ethnically diverse backgrounds, have a disability or are economically disadvantaged.

Groundwork UK are looking for organisations who want to help change the face of the environmental sector by acting as ‘host employers’ who will provide high quality 12-month work placements for young people.

More information is contained on the Groundwork UK website. There is also the first of a series of online events for potentially interested organisations, the first of which is on 3rd August.