Keeping it Wild


Join the movement, Be the movement  

Keeping it Wild is a new project, funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund, that will empower and inspire 600 young people aged 11-25, from backgrounds currently under-represented in natural heritage, to gain vital skills while discovering, conserving and sharing their experiences of the capital’s wild spaces. 

Young Londoners from a range of backgrounds have the opportunity to take part in five different activity strands, with the programme path tailored – by young people themselves – to best suit their needs, interests and age group.

Alongside National Lottery Heritage Fund, further support and expertise comes from project partners, Headliners (UK)John Muir Trust, and London Youth.

There are plenty of opportunities for you, or your group to get involved in this exciting programme: 


Young People's Forum 19

Young People's Forum

Aged 16-25? We’re looking for a team of passionate young people to act as a consultative panel, advising our project team and trustee board. It’s a chance to get your voice heard and gain media accreditation with Headliners (UK)!




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Keeping it Wild at Hutchinson's Bank

Credit Ella Cox


Are you 16-25 and looking for a new opportunity? Spend three months with us learning practical skills in urban nature conservation, community engagement, media, journalism and communications. The Traineeship is fully paid via a bursary. 

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WAP at Crane Park Island Richmond College

Young People from Richmond College on their Wild Action Programme credit Olli Slatter

Wild Action Programme

An exciting, free opportunity for groups to develop key skills in urban nature conservation through a series of workshops. Gain a John Muir Award and receive accredited media and journalist training with Headliners (UK).
Activities are tailored to meet the needs of your group and the Curriculum.




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Wild Action Day at Woodberry Wetlands

Wild Action Day at Woodberry Wetlands credit Penny Dixie

Wild Action Days


A fun filled, free practical taster day for groups at a London Wildlife Trust nature reserve with lunch and travel expenses provided.

Learn how you can protect the city’s wildlife and wild spaces.



Visit the London Youth website for more info
Wild Action Day at Camley Street

Wild Action Day at Camley Street Natural Park credit Penny Dixie

Represent! Social Action Projects

Are you part of a youth group? Got a great idea to improve a green space in your area? Or a wildlife conservation story you want to spread the word about?
London Youth will support your group and help you get your project off the ground!
You'll receive a John Muir Award and work with Headliners (UK) to make digital media to promote your idea and share with others.




Visit the London Youth website for more info

The latest from Keeping it Wild:

Over the next three years Keeping it Wild will enable the Trust, and other partner organisations such as the John Muir Trust, to inspire more young people to care about, and protect, wildlife and wild spaces.

Keeping it Wild is one of 12 National Lottery Heritage Funded Kick the Dust projects. Further support comes from the George Bairstow Charitable TrustTallow Chandlers Charitable TrustInvestec and Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity


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Contact us 

For more information, get in touch with our Keeping it Wild Project Manager Emily Morshuis on or 020 3897 6156