Keeping it Wild

Keeping it Wild with London Wildlife TrustKeeping it Wild with London Wildlife Trust

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.







Keeping it Wild Traineeships

  • A full time, three-month traineeship for 16-25-year-olds, paid via a bursary.
  • Learn practical skills in urban nature conservation, community engagement, media, journalism and communications.

Check out what the current Trainees are up to over on our Instagram feed or read some of their thoughts on the programme on our blog pages

Young People's Forum

  • Aged 16-25? We’re looking for a team of passionate young people to advise our trustee board.
  • It’s a chance to get your voice heard and gain media accreditation!

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 will be tailored to meet the needs of your group and the Curriculum.
  • Lunch and travel expenses will be provided.

Contact us to sign up today.  

Wild Action Days  

  • A fun filled, free practical taster day 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.

Heritage Lottery Fund

Represent! Social Action Projects 

  • Got a great idea to improve a green space in your area? Or a wildlife conservation story you want to spread the word about?

  • Access support to get your project off the ground and receive a John Muir Award.

  • Work with Headliners (UK) to make a short film.

Contact us 

If you'd like to be involved, get in touch with our Keeping it Wild Project Manager Emily Morshuis on or 020 3897 6156

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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