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What is One Planet Pioneers?

One Planet Pioneers is a project which aims to develop the skills of young people through environmental projects. Actes Trust is working in partnership with Middlesbrough Environment City, Tees Valley Wildlife Trust and Teesside University and a range of local organisations to deliver the £917,485 project which is funded through the Big Lottery Fund's Our Bright Future programme. Over the next five years, the project will improve the life chances of young people, aged 14-21 years, by enhancing their skills set and experiences through involvement in a diverse range of environmental activities, using the One Planet Living approach.  Middlesbrough Environment City and Tees Valley Wildlife Trust will provide volunteering, training and apprenticeship opportunities, including nature conservation, cycling, and horticulture projects.  Actes will help recruit young people to the programme and provide on-going support to help participants make the most of their time on the programme.

Who Can it help?

If you are a young person living in Middlesbrough, aged between 14 and 21 years of age, the project could help you.

What types of support are available?

The project hopes to provide 400 volunteering places and 24 apprenticeships, with a total of 30,000 hours of participation. 160 people are expected to progress to further training and 30 into employment through the project.

How do I get in touch with One Planet Pioneers?

You can contact Amy Copeland, Client Mentor for the project on or 07849 973 299 or Simone Falaja, Client Mentor, on or 07590 032 440.




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