The Green Academies Project, Birmingham

The Green Academies Project (GAP) is part of Our Bright Future, a £33m programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund and run by a consortium of eight organisations led by The Wildlife Trusts. The aim is to encourage and equip young people with knowledge and skills to improve their local green spaces.

Green Academies Project in Birmingham

Building upon the success of the original National Trust GAP in Birmingham, 2016 has seen GAP established in Morden Hall Park South London, Dunham Massey and Quarry Bank Greater Manchester, Gibside Newcastle and Erddig Wrexham.

These five places are working with local partners in the youth, education and conservation sectors to develop volunteering programmes in their local green spaces for young people along with offering young people aged 16 to 25 currently not in education employment or training a Level 1 Certificate in Environmental Conservation.

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Urban Rangers

GAP also runs an Urban Rangers programme for young people aged between 11 and 16 to develop their conservation skills and engage the wider community in their local green spaces.

Oliver and Heather volunteering at Millennium Green
GAP Volunteers
Oliver and Heather volunteering at Millennium Green


We also work with the whole community to improve and manage local green spaces so they are better for people and wildlife. In Birmingham we have regular Volunteer Taster Days If you would like to get involved please contact us for more details.

For More Information Contact
Peter Emms Local Partnership Coordinator GAP
Tel: 07484503645