Froglife has been awarded a grant from Community Partnerships (supported by Kirklees Council, NHS North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group & NHS Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commission Group) to expand its Green Pathways Scheme to operate in Dewsbury and Huddersfield. The project works with disadvantaged and or vulnerable young people and adults aged between 16-25 years old in urban areas of high deprivation across the two cities. Participants undertake practical outdoor activities to improve green spaces for wildlife and people and to learn about and enjoy their local environment. The project particularly encourages young people who have self-harmed, NEETs, those leaving care, BAME young people, and ex-military service personnel. We offer drop-in wildlife conservation focused sessions. Participants can opt to attend multi or single sessions and have an input into designing activities.
Anyone achieving 30 hours of attendance are eligible to go on a day trip, these vary depending on interests and logistics such as ability to travel distances etc.
In year one we have a target to deliver 132 sessions involving 183 young people. Sessions take place during the daytime, evenings and on Saturdays allowing plenty of flexibility for attendance.
Anyone interested in this project should contact our Kirklees Green Pathways Project Worker, Gary Wilkinson: email@example.com