Everyone’s Environment Programme
We are working with over 40 social and environmental charities to empower people from the UK’s diverse social groups to have a say on how we confront the climate and nature crises.
The environmental crises will not affect all people in the same way; some of the most disadvantaged and marginalised people are likely to be worst affected by our changing environment or related policy.
Those impacts are poorly understood and very few of the people affected have been included in decision-making on how society responds.
Charities and funders have a critical role to play in supporting and empowering different social groups to be part of the solutions. That’s why we’re working with charities in the social and environmental sectors to:
- Gather evidence of the impact the environmental crises will have on different social groups.
- Hear directly from people in these groups about what environmental solutions they want to see happen.
- Bring social and environmental charities together to address barriers to action and find common ground on policies.
We will begin with programme strands looking at the issues for young people, minority ethnic groups, disabled people and older people, and those living with health conditions. We hope to expand the Everyone’s Environment programme to include poor housing and poverty, and geographical challenges like flooding, drought, coastal erosion, and isolated rural communities.
We’re very grateful to the William Grant Foundation , Children in Need, City Bridge Trust, and the Garfield Weston Foundation for supporting this ambitious programme.
We are still actively fundraising – could you support NPC and partners to delivery this ambitious programme?
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Who we are and how to get involved
Shared Learning Group
The Shared Learning Group supports shared learning both within and outside of the Everyone’s Environment programme. It composed of lead partners for each strand of the programme plus key infrastructure bodies. It is co-chaired by Richard Benwell of Wildlife and Countryside Link (environment co-chair) and Rukaiya Jeraj of UpRising. Other members are: ACEVO; EFN; John Ellerman Foundation; NCVO; SCVO; Wales Environment Link; William Grant Foundation
The Youth Strand of the programme is exploring, with young people, how young people in the UK will be affected by the environmental crises and related policy. Organisations working on this strand are: Action for Children; Action for Conservation; Barnardo’s; British Youth Council; Climate 2050; Girlguiding; Groundwork; Princes Trust; UK Youth Climate Coalition; UpRising; Woodcraft Folk. Our lead partner is Groundwork.
Read our briefing on how the climate and nature crises and related policy will impact young people.
Ethnic Minorities Strand
The Ethnic Minorities Strand of the programme will explore, with people from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority groups, how those groups in the UK will be affected by the environmental crisis and related policies. We are currently codesigning the strand with representatives from across the sector, including the Ethnic Minority Environmental Network (EMEN) in Scotland, and in collaboration with our lead partner the Race Equality Foundation.
Disability and Older People’s Strand
The Disability and Older People’s Strand of the programme will explore, with older people and disabled people, how those groups in the UK will be affected by the environmental crises and related policy. We are working with a range of organisations to codesign this strand including Disability Rights UK; Re–engage, Bristol Disability Forum and others.
The Health Strand of the programme will explore, with those living with health conditions, how those groups in the UK will be affected by the environmental crisis and related policies. The group is awaiting funding before being able to launch its work. Could you be our funder? The group is composed of: Asthma + Lung; British Heart Foundation; Mind; Parkinson’s UK; Race Equality Foundation; Rethink; and the Wildlife Trusts.
Poverty / Low-income households' strand
The Poverty Strand of the programme will explore, with those living in low-income households in the UK, how they will be affected by the environmental crisis and related policies. The group is awaiting further funding before being able to launch its work. Could you be our funder? The strand partners group is under formation, please get in touch if you would like to be involved?
Society and Environment Group
The Society and Environment Group is a platform for organisations interested in the work of the Everyone’s Environment programme but not directly involved. The role of the group is cooperation between organisations that are working towards greater understanding and action on the social consequences of the environmental crises. It is for those organisations seeking a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. The group is newly formed and members include: Barnardo’s; Cleanup UK; Climate 2025; Green Alliance; Greener and Cleaner; Hubbub; Kokoro; mySociety; Possible; VONNE / Going Green Together.