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Financial help for Young Environmentalists

The natural environment is increasingly under threat. FSC wants to inspire young people to take an interest in and understand more about the natural world. Our new Young Environmentalists Fund has been created to offer financial support for 16-25 year olds to enable them to attend a range of opportunities.

Thanks to funding from The Jean Jackson Charitable Trust FSC has £5,000 per year for three years to support young people in need to attend specific FSC courses to develop environmental skills and understanding at a time when they are making career and life choices.

This increased interest, knowledge and awareness can lead to a lifelong interest in the natural world and its conservation whether as an informed member of the public, an active volunteer or through a career.

Several opportunities remain for autumn 2017 including Duke of Edinburgh residentials in half term and a selection of natural history courses including fungi, birds and moths.


The funding is valid on our range of summer camps like marine science and geology, our conservation-based Duke of Edinburgh residentials and a selection of FSC's natural history programme. Applicants can apply for up to 50% off the course and help with travel costs.

Jennie Comerford who manages the scheme said: "We want to help as many young people as we can through this initiative. For those who have already benefited the fund made their attendance on courses possible where the cost would have been a barrier."

Find out more about Young Environmentalists and how to apply

Wednesday, September 27, 2017