Plymouth Natural Grid gets a kickstart

07.01.2022

Ten young people have started an innovative six month work programme with Plymouth’s newest nature project.

The young people have joined the Plymouth Natural Grid, which is making nature more accessible to residents across the city, through the national Kickstarter programme.

The Kickstarter scheme is a nationwide placement programme for people between 18-24 years of age who are out of formal employment, education or training at risk of long term unemployment.

The new apprentices will be given training in a variety of outdoor and natural skills by our new urban rangers including tree planting, coppicing, woodland thinning, public engagement, dead hedging and invasive species management. These skills can be taken forward by the apprentices for future employment opportunities.  

Plymouth's Natural Grid apprentices wearing reflective jackets and hard hats, out on the job.

How is this helping Devon reach net-zero?

Action F1.1: Identify opportunities for the protection, restoration, and creation of habitats that increase carbon sequestration and storage alongside bringing benefits for nature and people.

Action R30: Provide support for individuals and communities experiencing lifestyle changes due to a transition to net-zero.