Join the movement, Be the movement
Keeping it Wild is an ambitious 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.
There are plenty of opportunities for you, or your group to get involved in this exciting programme:
Young People's Forum
A diverse group of 16-25-year-olds acting as a consultative panel and sounding board for this project. A chance to get your voice heard and gain media accreditation with Headliners (UK)!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The latest from Keeping it Wild:
Keeping it Wild this half-term with Cassie, a London Youth Delivery Officer
I was lucky enough to spend every day of the half-term week outside with the fabulous team from the London Wildlife Trust delivering our…
London's feathered friends by Keeping it Wild Trainee Ishmael
From first glance, it may seem like London can only be a habitat for birds which thrive in built up areas. Pigeons, for example, have…
Forgotten eels by Keeping it Wild Trainee Lee
In Melanesian mythology, a mysterious, huge serpent-like fish lives at the bottom of lakes. Known as Abaia, it considers all the…
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 Trust, Tallow Chandlers Charitable Trust, Investec and Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity.
John Muir Award Record E-Book
For more information, get in touch with our Keeping it Wild Project Manager Emily Morshuis on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 3897 6156