Do you want to make a difference in your local place?

Would you like a £500 grant to make it happen?

greenspace scotland and Youth Scotland are working with youth groups on the Perth and Kinross Young Placechangers programme and we have small grants available to support local action!

The Young Placechangers programme helps young people (12-18 years old) to take the lead in changing the places where they live. Youth leadership and peer support are key elements of the programme.

How we use our outdoor spaces has never been more important. With the covid19 pandemic activities outside in our villages, parks or streets are safer than meeting indoors. But outdoor activities have their own challenges – not all places are welcoming, accessible, and fit for purpose!

So how can young people make it easier to play, socialise and get about in the local area for everyone? Maybe your local park or woodland needs a litter pick, benches, shelter or somewhere for wildlife. Maybe you want to improve the outdoor area next to your meeting place, so it can be used all year round.

How does it work?

You can get involved in the Young Placechangers programme in different ways:

  • We can support you to develop an idea into a project for your local community and we have small grants to make it happen!
  • We provide information and tools that you need and can deliver informal fun training sessions for young people and youth workers online. We can also come and visit when restrictions allow.

What next?

If you think this sounds like something your youth group, scout group, guides or BBs then contact Angela Houghton, Young Placechangers Development Officer.

Thanks to funding from the Gannochy Trust she has time dedicated to Perth & Kinross groups.

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