YESS for youth action in Somerset

March 17, 2021

Thanks to funding from the #iWill Fund *, and in collaboration with the Youth Parliament Somerset and a Focus on Nature, Somerset Wildlife Trust are introducing a new conference: Youth Environment Summit Somerset (YESS).
The online event will bring together young people (aged 11-18) from across the county to discuss how they feel and how they can best be supported and inspired to develop their own environmental ideas for actions.
#YESS – Youth Environment Summit Somerset, is taking place on Saturday 27 March, 10.30am – 4pm online via Zoom.
It’s a free-of-charge event, and features a line-up of amazing and inspiring speakers, with plenty of opportunity for breaks, collaboration and questions.
The event is an opportunity for young people to come together and have their voice heard, while learning how to turn their concerns, interests and energy into positive action for wildlife, conservation and the environment; whether that’s understanding how to participate in national events and campaigns or to effect positive direct change in the communities where they live.
Find out more and sign up by clicking the link here.

*The #iwill Fund is an England wide joint investment that brings together £40 million in funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and The National Lottery Community Fund, creating a central investment pot. The National Lottery Community Fund believes that when young people are leading social action, communities thrive.

The #iwill Fund launched in November 2016 to support the #iwill campaign’s goals in England, aiming to make social action part of life for as many 10 to 20 year-olds as possible by the year 2020 by distributing investment through working with other funders. From the end of 2020 The #iwill Campaign became known as the #iwill Movement. The #iwill Movement is supported by Volunteering Matters and UK Youth who have formed a consortium to host an independent #iwill Coordination Hub that will support the #iwill Movement until 2026.

The #iwill Movement is UK wide whereas the #iwill Fund only funds projects that are delivered in England.

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