About the Young Person Action Group

Future Proof Parks is harnessing the energies and talents of young people and, through advice and training, encouraging them to support local heritage groups and ensuring their voice can heard throughout the programme. The Young Person Action Group will be made up of 10 representatives from Future Proof Parks projects, coming together to share their learning and to develop leadership skills.

Youth Action Group Recruitment

Applications for the Youth Action Group are now open and we are looking for 2 representatives from each Trust (aged 16-25 years old).

The Young Person Action Group (YPAG) will:

  • Take part in training that supports their personal development to become leaders and role models to their peers.
  • Test new approaches to helping communities safeguard and enjoy their green spaces, including campaigns and crowdfunding.
  • Collected youth voice on the issue of preserving parks and green spaces to create a Youth Manifesto for Parks.
  • Disseminate what we learn to other friends of parks groups and youth organisations to promote wider change.


Apply to be a part of the Youth Action Group here

If you would like to know more you can contact us by emailing KarenS@nya.org.uk




About Future Proof Parks

Groundwork has partnered with Fields in Trust and National Youth Agency to deliver ‘Future Proof Parks’, a National Lottery Heritage Fund programme – part of the £10m ‘Kick the Dust’ initiative – that aims to get more young people interested and involved in preserving their local park and green space heritage.

The three-year programme will engage 880 young people across the UK in the West Midlands, East of England, West of England, North West and North East, to learn more about their local parks heritage with the overall aim that at least 180 young people will join their local ‘friends of park’ groups and volunteer to preserve the local spaces that matter to the communities they live in.


We recently launched the new NYA Youth Work Curriculum to enable a greater understanding of youth work practice, provide an educational framework and act as a reference tool

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A great opportunity for young people (14+) to express their opinions and influence decision-making

The results from this survey will be shared with DCMS as they work on a possible new programme for the youth sector

Please share with your networks and youth groups!

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