OUR PEOPLE

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Our people are smart and ambitious.
They are connected and capable.
They’re excited about the future,
and they’re not afraid to challenge.

Our Bright Future is run by a consortium of eight organisations which is led by The Wildlife Trusts. Collectively we have more than 40 years of combined experience in managing social and environmental grant programmes totalling nearly £300 million, and proven successes working with and empowering young people. Our varied partner organisations are the Centre for Sustainable Energy, The Conservation Volunteers, Field Studies Council, vInspired, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and UpRising.
Each of the 31 projects in the Our Bright Future portfolio is managed and run by different specialist agencies or organisations.
  • The Wildlife Trusts
  • Centre for Sustainable Energy
  • The Conservation Volunteers
  • Field Studies Council
  • vInspired
  • Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust
  • UpRising
  • Big Lottery Fund
Our Bright Future is funded by the Big Lottery Fund which supports the aspirations of people who want to make life better for their communities across the UK. The Big Lottery Fund is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by the National Lottery and investing more than £650 million a year into projects in health, education, environment and charitable purposes.
The Our Bright Future Youth Forum  is made up of young people from Our Bright Future projects all over the UK. Meeting in person once a year, Youth Forum members keep up with with the group through online discussions and social media. They discuss ideas, opinions and experiences and work together as advocates for the wider Our Bright Future campaign. 
It is the ideas and opinions of members that will shape the direction that the Youth Forum will take in the following months, creating a network of environmentally minded individuals, and influencing the Our Bright Future programme as a whole.
The Our Bright Future Youth Forum is designing and will be leading on an environmental digital campaign. This campaign will engage and inform others, make an impact, and offer all those involved the best experience possible.
The 31 Our Bright Future projects are led by the following organisations, with many more partner organisations involved but not listed here:
UpRising, Friends of the Earth Trust, NUS Students’ Union Charitable Services, The National Trust, Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE), St Mungo’s, vInspired, The National Youth Agency, Action for Blind People, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, Down to Earth Project, Probe (Hull) Limited, Belfast Hills Partnership Trust, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, North Wales Wildlife Trust, Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Groundwork UK, Ulster Wildlife, Global Feedback Limited, Falkland Stewardship Trust, Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, Middlesbrough Environment City Trust Ltd, Hill Holt Wood, Avon Wildlife Trust, Impact Arts (Projects) Ltd, Blackburne House, The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside, The Learning through Landscapes Trust, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust Limited and Groundwork London