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Our new 2-year programme working with 10-14 year olds to encourage environmental social action across Hyndburn.

Young people in Hyndburn will be inspired to follow in Greta Thunberg’s footsteps thanks to funding from The Ernest Cook Trust national educational charity.

The PROSPECTS Foundation has received funding to support the employment of 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 and Department of Culture, Media & Sport which are each investing £25million seed funding to support young people to access high-quality social action opportunities.

Green Influencers aged from 10 to 14-years-old will spring up across Hyndburn after The PROSPECTS Foundation was among 36 host organisations awarded grants to support the employment of 40 Green Mentor posts.  Together they will turn words into action with a wide range of measures to protect and enhance the local environment and tackle climate change.

Over the next two years, under the Green Influencers Scheme, The Ernest Cook Trust will fund the Green Mentor post to kick-start the programme with further financial support to ensure they instigate lasting change right across their communities.  The young environmental activists will be at the forefront of youth social action projects that will benefit schools and communities across England.

Anyone interested in joining the Green Influencers Scheme locally should contact The PROSPECTS Foundation by contacting our Green Mentor Project Officer Joel Henderson by e-mail at or by phone on 01254-230348.

For general information about the Green Influencers Scheme visit The Ernest Cook Trust website or email

Woodnook Pioneers

This summer we are running the Woodnook Pioneer activity program at Woodnook Community Garden.  These activities aim to get children aged 8-14 exploring nature and learning how they can combat climate change.  Children who receive free school meals will receive a free packed lunch.  To find out more, click here

This programme has kindly been funded by:

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