Craven DEC is a partner in ‘Green Futures’, one of several projects being funded by the Big Lottery Fund and part of ‘Our Bright Future’. Our role is to support secondary schools on their Eco-Schools journey.


The Green Futures project, managed by the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, will bring environmental opportunities for up to 4,000 young people, aged between 11 and 24 and living in the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding areas.  Green Futures is part of Our Bright Future, and is one of 31 youth-led projects across the UK each receiving funding to give young people the skills and knowledge to improve their local environments. The aim is to ensure this generation’s voice is heard in the current debates around environmental improvements and a resource-efficient economy.

Craven DEC is working with secondary schools, using the Eco-Schools Award programme, to promote positive environmental change and practical action. Eco-teams will be supported on their Eco-Schools journey to achieve Bronze, Silver and Green Flag Eco-School status.

Young people in the area can also:

  • apply for funding from The Youth Environmental Fund to develop and implement their own environmental projects in their locality
  • attend the Annual Youth Environment Summit to enable the sharing of ideas, which will contribute to wider project development and the development of new projects.
  • join the Youth Environment Forum, which will help to shape and steer activity and direction.

The Green Futures project team can also provide one off workshops or sessions on environmental and suitability issues, including outdoor practical session such as bug house building or Opal biodiversity surveys.

To find out more or join the project contact


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