Green Champion Programme

FPA Green Champions Programme – enrol now!

Naturally Birmingham: Future Parks Accelerator is an innovative programme that goes beyond simply looking at the future of funding and maintaining parks. The programme seeks to embed the value of green spaces across all areas of Birmingham and ensure that Birmingham’s substantial green infrastructure is well managed, well utilised, sustainable, and valued in the face of austerity.

We know we can’t do this alone so we are developing an opportunity for 100 people to take part in our fully funded ‘Green Champions’ Programme which aims to equip participants with the skills necessary to become advocates for green spaces in Birmingham.

Green Champions are an evolution of the adult version of our Park Ambassador proposal first considered in the summer of 2020. Although Covid19 meant we couldn’t easily role out the original programme it did give us more time to develop the Park Ambassador role into something more ambitious than our original plan.

The programme aims to:

• Increase the confidence and resilience of participants in the face of change, empowering them to act as ‘change agents’ within their communities.

• Encourage participants to network and explore new roles and partnerships.

• Help develop a cross-boundary culture of knowledge sharing and partnership working.

• Increase wider engagement with the objectives of the Future Parks Accelerator programme in Birmingham

The Green Champions programme is open to anyone over 16 years who lives and or works in Birmingham. It is so important that we hear and engage with people from all backgrounds no matter what their role is in the community and not just those already involved in ‘green’ projects or groups.

We will host a series of monthly virtual workshops between February and July 2021. After an initial ‘launch event’ participants will be split into mixed groups of around 8-10 people to explore concepts of individual leadership and change management principles in relation to championing green spaces.

The time commitment will be approximately 3.5 hours every month for the duration of the programme (6 months). If this sounds like something you would like to get involved with, or would like to hear more about before registering, please contact our Project Officer at Daniel.Lloyd@birmingham.gov.uk

Please note enrolment places have already been offered to our partner organisations and volunteers, there are still plenty of places but it will be on a first come first served basis so please register your interest. You can register by completing this form: Green Champions Programme Registration (google.com)

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