Headliners (UK) is delighted to be supported by the Jack Petchey Foundation Reignite Fund to deliver the London Green Champions project. Our London Green Champions project is supporting young people to reignite their access and presence in green spaces across the capital, empowering them to become London Green Champions. 

London’s Green Champion’s project seeks to reignite young people’s passion for nature and enable 63 young people aged 11-25 years old from disadvantaged London communities to positively engage with their local green spaces, connect with other young people and build their skills and confidence.

The young people have the opportunity to Re-imagine, Re-purpose and Re-direct their access to green spaces and the natural environment through multi-media programmes and summer action volunteering opportunities.

The project offers a safe space for young people to explore their local green spaces, empowering them to use their voice and improve their confidence through developing published multi-media content. This content is aimed to capture the young people's opinion on London's green spaces and the changes they believe will create more environmentally friendly, youth-inclusive spaces. 

The year-long project consists of youth-led engagement activities rolled out in schools, sixth-form colleges and youth provisions and involves Social Action volunteering activities, enabling young people to be part of real, positive change within their own community.

Statistically, the young people from the most deprived areas of London experience a lack of access to green spaces relating to poorer mental health and this project seeks to change that. The young people will be able to Re-imagine their green spaces through discussions on what changes they'd make and ideas of how to get green spaces more young people friendly. They will be able to Re-Purpose their voices by placing purpose back into our stories, voices and communities as young people. We would enable young people to Re-direct their negative feelings, anxiety and barriers they face to enhance their mental health and wellbeing.

Headliners UK is grateful to The Jack Petchey Foundation Reignite fund for the generous grant award to support this unique project.

If you are a young person or youth organisation looking to participate in this project, please contact [email protected] for more information on how to get involved.