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

greenspace scotland and Youth Scotland have been working with youth groups on the Perth and Kinross Young Placechangers programme over the last three years. We are delighted that greenspace scotland has been awarded further funding from The Gannochy Trust, to continue working with youth groups during 2022.

The Young Placechangers programme helps young people (12-18 years old) to take the lead in changing the places where they live. Youth leadership is a key element of the programme.

We are keen to develop the Young Placechanger programme with a focus on involving young people in climate action and local climate action plans and thinking about place through the lens and perspective of young women and girls.

So how can young people help in thinking about local climate action and equality in greenspaces? Maybe your local park or woodland needs a litter pick or somewhere for wildlife.  Maybe you want to be involved in creating a vision for the future of your local area. Do all spaces feel safe and welcoming for girls and young women too?

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 or on-site where you are (working within current restrictions and guidance).

What next?

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

With many thanks to The Gannochy Trust for supporting Young Placechangers in Perth & Kinross during 2022.