Young Placechangers

Do you have an idea to change the place where you live or hangout?

What are Young Placechangers?

The Young Placechangers programme is a two-year partnership programme between greenspace Scotland and Youth Scotland. It is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund Scotland and Scottish Government.

The programme will engage and empower young people to take the lead on changing the places where they live. The programme has three core elements:

  • Young people and youth workers will be given training both in residential settings and in local clusters
  • The Ideas Fund will support, and fund activity & deliver quick-wins
  • Support from peers and ‘place professionals’ will inspire and enthuse

Through peer facilitation and training the programme will give young people, and the youth workers and other adults that support them, the skills and confidence to engage with others in their communities to act to improve the environmental quality, biodiversity, playability and vibrancy of neighbourhoods – and, in the process, change attitudes and mindsets.


For more info contact Laura Kemp, Youth Scotland 0131 5542561 or/

Angela Houghton, 
Young Placechangers Development Officer,
greenspace scotland 
Tel: 01786 849 757  

Young Placechangers Ideas Fund - second round deadline on the horizon

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