Oaklea has received funding to support a ‘Green Mentor’ who will enable young people to lead the way as ‘Green Influencers’ on social action projects in their communities. The pioneering Green Influencers Scheme is a project match-funded through the #iwill Fund which is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund & Department of Culture, Media & Sport to support young people to access high-quality social action opportunities.
The young environmental activists will be at the forefront of youth social action projects that will benefit schools & communities across England after The Ernest Cook Trust awarded grants worth a total of £720,000 to host organisations.
Anyone interested in joining our ‘Think Green’ Green Scheme in Cumbria should call us here at Oaklea Trust on 01539 735025 or E firstname.lastname@example.org (For information about the Green Influencers Scheme visit The Ernest Cook Trust website or email email@example.com
What kind of projects?
- Education – Engage and educate on the major areas of environmental awareness and the importance of being green minded, through things like activities, day trips, discussions and other smaller projects.
- Campaign – We will seek to support the young people on a series of campai
gns to challenge the local community to think green and why it is important to do so.
- Practical – Educational activities and campaigning will provide groundwork for larger, practical ventures chosen, organised and led by the young people.
Think Green Group for South Lakes!
Meet Wednesday’s Kendal Library 5-7pm
Some green initiatives taking root:
Community Garden: In February 2022 we got approval for our £5K grant from Ernest Cook Trust for work with Sandgate School on their community garden, alongside (hopefully) members of the local community and Queen Katherine School. We will update you on progress here -or just see our News pages! (Example here https://www.oakleatrust.co.uk/raise-from-your-beds-for-these-young-people/)