Project name: Myplace: Motivated Younger People Looking After Community Environments
Lead organisation: Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Greater Manchester and North Merseyside
Project partners: Lancashire Care Foundation Trust, Lancashire County Council, Preston City Council, Chorley Council, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Myplace is an exciting new project being delivered by the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Greater Manchester and North Merseyside. The project aims to empower young people, encouraging them to take action in environmental activity that also has a benefit to the local community.
In partnership with Lancashire Care Foundation Trust, the project aims to reach young people who are suffering from mental health problems. Participation in environmental programmes has a positive effect on health and wellbeing, and by providing stimulating new opportunities where young people can improve their skills and increase self esteem, the project will inspire a greater respect and awareness of the natural world throughout the wider community.
Myplace builds on the success of The Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s Trailblazers project and will be delivered around eight hubs across Preston, Chorley and East Lancashire, with activities including £120,000 worth of improvements to urban green space.
Primary counties working in: Lancashire
The Wildlife Trusts, The Kiln, Mather Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1WT
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