Our Bright Future

YouthLink Scotland is working with Our Bright Future to support their policy and advocacy work in Scotland. 

Our Bright Future is an ambitious and innovative partnership led by The Wildlife Trusts which brings together the youth and environmental sectors. This £33m programme, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, is formed of 31 projects across the UK. Each project is helping young people aged 11-24 gain vital skills and experience and improve their wellbeing. At the same time, they act as catalysts for delivering change for their local environment and community - contributing to a greener economy. 

There are two main Our Bright Future projects running in Scotland: 

During youth-led research, young people across the UK decided on three key changes that would support young people and the environment: 

Ask 1: more time spent learning in and about nature 

Ask 2: support to get into environmental jobs 

Ask 3: Government, employers, businesses, schools and charities to pay more attention to the needs of young people and the environment 

Over the next year, YouthLink Scotland will be engaging with young people from the Scotland-based Our Bright Future projects and others interested in creating change for young people, the environment and their communities. Our policy and advocacy work will focus on these three asks.


Useful Resources

Share Learn Improve is a key ethos of the Our Bright Future programme. Share Learn Improve facilitates knowledge sharing and learning to develop best practice and add value to the delivery of Our Bright Future. Share Learn Improve is closely linked to their evaluation, policy and advocacy work and youth function ensuring learning and best practice is shared to maximise the impact and achievements of the Our Bright Future programme.

This page contains good practice guides and resources which have been produced as part of the programme.

New toolkits include:


Have a voice. Have a choice (All four toolkits in one document)


To find out more about the project or to get involved, contact Emily Beever ebeever@youthlinkscotland.org

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