Project partners: Canal & River Trust; Ealing Council; Tower Hamlets Council
Eco Talent replicates vInspired’s successful model of delivering full-time volunteering placements within the environmental sector, and will run from January 2016 to December 2018. A total of 240 young people aged 16-25 will be recruited and hosted by three Local Delivery Partners: Canal & River Trust; Ealing Council; and Tower Hamlets Council. They will each complete a series of structured modules over the course of their six month placement, which support and enable them to:
Develop real world skills and experience for progression into EET within the Green Economy
Gain an environment-related accredited Level 2/3 qualification
Shape, lead and deliver a community based environmental social action project (SAP).
Young people will gain a qualification and new skills to support a career within the Green Economy
Young people will make improvements to their local environment that will support nature’s recovery and encourage community cohesion
Young people will lead social action to inspire their communities to re-discover their local environment
Young people will support the development of a strong youth voice within organisations delivering environmental services.