Opportunities for young people to learn practical conservation skills

Are you aged between 11 and 25?

Do you want to learn new skills, visit wild places and have fun?

If the answer is yes then we can help you with….

  • Training courses
  • Practical sessions
  • Work experience
  • Volunteering
  • Support for enterprise ideas

We have loads of exciting opportunities for you! – from inspirational speakers, to exploring Shropshire’s ecosystems, to learning practical conservation skills.

Whether you are looking to build up practical skills with Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Fordhall Farm, learn more about wildlife, ecosystems and biodiversity with FSC Preston Montford or to think about and maybe start up a social enterprise with The Plunkett Foundation then get in touch to find out more.

With thanks to our partners



We protect and enhance wild places in Shropshire and promote understanding, enjoyment and involvement in the natural world.

We are able to offer a range of practical experiences for individuals or through schools and groups exploring the natural world.

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We are England’s first community owned farm and has been organic for over 65 years.
We offer opportunities for alternative curriculum on the farm and practical sessions for all during the summer.

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We are an environmental education charity providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, and understand the environment.

We run day and residential courses helping you to learn more about the wildlife of Shropshire.

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We help communities to take control of their challenges and overcome them through co-operation. We support people, to set up and run life-changing community co-operatives; enterprises that are owned and run democratically by large numbers of people in their community.

We are able to inspire, mentor and support you with your business or enterprise ideas.

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Get in touch

The Growing Confidence Project is a partnership programme funded through the Big Lottery Fund as part of the Our Bright Future programme, to provide opportunities to discover more about wildlife and wild places in Shropshire.

Our Bright Future aims to tackle three big challenges facing society today – a lack of social cohesion, a lack of opportunities for young people and vulnerability to climate change. Thirty one youth-led projects across the UK are each receiving around £1m of funding to give young people the skills and knowledge to improve their local environments – from reducing marine pollution to minimising food waste.

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