THE ISSUES

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Our Bright Future is an exciting and ambitious
programme designed to address current key
issues and challenges faced by this generation.

  • COMMUNITIES

    Our local communities are becoming increasingly fragmented and our collective well-being is being affected. At the same time our local infrastructure and spaces are being eroded and communities and young people are not involved in decision making processes.
  • ENVIRONMENT

    We are witnessing increased climate change and nature’s recovery is suffering due to a disconnect between people and the environment. The benefits of the environment to our physical and mental well-being are not maximised.
  • PEOPLE

    There is high unemployment especially amongst those under 24 years old. Research also reveals a lack of opportunities for young people to access green skills, knowledge and experience to help them into employment or further education.
  • ECONOMY

    The UK must transition to work effectively within environmental limitations but the opportunities and benefits of a resource-efficient ‘green’ economy are not readily accessible to young people. As a result it is not a favoured employment and education route for young people.
Our Bright Future’s vision is to address these systemic societal issues through our community of young, ambitious and capable individuals.
  •   The environment is where we live. Our Bright Future is designed to unleash the ambition of young people across the UK to make a personal and collective contribution to making our environment brighter, happier and more resilient to threats like climate change and the waste of natural resources.

    - Peter Ainsworth, UK Chair of the Big Lottery Fund