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


Young People's Forum

Young Londoners we want to hear from you! 16-25-year olds are invited to join our brand-new Young People's Forum and act as a sub-committee to London Wildlife Trust’s board. This is your chance to advocate for other young people, the environment and be the voice of your generation. As part of the Forum you'll also play an important role in guiding the planning, management and evaluation of Keeping it Wild. This is your chance to have your say and make young people’s voices heard! Click here to apply. 

Wild Action Programme

An exciting and free opportunity for groups or individuals to learn and develop key skills in urban nature conservation at one of our reserves, over an eight-week, one-day-a-week period. Getting involved with the Wild Action Programme will help you to boost your CV, gain a John Muir Award and receive accredited media and journalism training from Headliners (UK). This will give you the unique chance to record your experiences in a wide range of ways, from photography to nature journalism and social media. Lunch and travel expenses will be provided. Contact us to sign up today.  

Heritage Lottery Fund

Wild Action Days  

Join us for a fun filled Wild Action Day based at one of London Wildlife Trust’s beautiful nature reserves. You’ll have a chance to get involved with hands-on practical activities, make new friends and find out how you can protect the city’s wildlife. Lunch and travel expenses will be provided.

Represent! Social Action Projects 

Got a great idea for a way to improve a green space in your area? Or a wildlife conservation story you want to spread the word about? We will help you get it off the ground, either working in your local area or on one of our reserves. We can provide a whole financial and mentoring package to help you pursue a range of topics related to nature conservation and wild spaces. With support from Headliners (UK) you could even produce a short film promoting your project and you’ll also have the chance to gain a John Muir Award.

Keeping it Wild Traineeships

Looking for a new challenge? Want to develop your conservation knowledge and skillset? This is an amazing opportunity for 16-25-year olds to apply for a full time, three-month traineeship, paid via a bursary. You will be based at one of our reserves, where you'll spend time learning from the London Wildlife Trust team, gaining valuable practical skills in urban nature conservation. 

Contact us 

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


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 Heritage Lottery Funded Kick the Dust projects being lead by young people to shake up the heritage sector. 

The project has also received funding support from the George Bairstow Charitable Trust, Tallow Chandlers Charitable TrustInvestec and Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity


Our recent Young Visions project, also supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, worked with school pupils and young people with learning disabilities at our Crane Park Island nature reserve. See our short video below. 
 

 

Funding raised by The National Lottery