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Young Placechangers Residential - Stirling May 2019

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Stirling Youth Hostel

Saint John Street

Stirling

FK8 1EA

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Is there anything you and your group would like to change about the place where you live, go to school or work? A space or park that could do with some changes to the way it is used? If the answer is yes, then this residential weekend is for you!

All you need is a good idea for a placechanging project and 2-3 friends and a youth worker or adult who supports you to come with you. You can take part in a fantastic weekend of activities to help develop your idea and take them back to your group!

You wil have the opportunity to apply for £500 to take action straight away and later you can even apply for up to £3000 for a bigger project.

We have space for up to 8 groups consisting of a youth worker/ support adult and 2-3 young people in each group. Once you have been on the weekend you must include the rest of your youth group in the project you want to take forward.

Please note you will have to be between 12 and 25 years old to take part.

What are Young Placechangers?

The Young Placechangers programme is a two year partnership programme between greenspace Scotland and Youth Scotland. It is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund Scotland and Scottish Government. The programme will engage and empower young people to take the lead on changing places where they live. The programme has three core elements:

  • Young people and youth workers will be given trainng both in residential settings and in local clusters
  • The Ideas Fund will support, and fun activity and deliver quick wins
  • Support from peers and 'place professionals'will inspire enthuse

Through peer facilitation and training the programme will give young people, and the youth workers and other adults that support them, the skills and confidence to engage with others in their communities to act to improve the environmental quality, biodiversity, playability and vibrancy of neighbourhoods - and, in the process, change attitudes and mindsets.

To attend this residential, you must complete the consent form and send back a week prior to the event. The consent form will be sent out to you after you book on to eventbrite.

This residential is free and meals are included.

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