Help us create a full-time Climate Youth Champion!

by MCR Climate Change Youth Board in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

£6,111

raised of £7,000 stretch target

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This project will only be funded if at least £5,000 is pledged by May 27th 2019 at 12:00pm

To fund the UK's first ever Youth Climate Action Champion. To spearhead the environmental demands of young people, driving positive change.

by MCR Climate Change Youth Board in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

This dream would ensure our Champion could pursue bigger and better environmental projects for years to come. We could expand our Youth Network quicker, engage with those further, and drive the climate action changes we all want to see sooner.

Thank you for your support, let's keep going!


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Please support us in our ambition to create the UK's first full-time Youth Climate Action Champion!

The Manchester Climate Change Youth Board launched this Crowdfunder, inspired by the determination shown by young people during the recent School Strike 4 Climate protests. Across the globe young people are uniting to take a stand on climate change and demand action. This funding will be used to create a brand new, permanent role - "Youth Action Climate Champion", to ensure demands are heard and drive progress.

The Manchester Climate Change Youth Board are a group who all work or study in Manchester and volunteer our time to engage with youth groups. Over the last 18 months we have - 

  • Joined the full Manchester Climate Change Board (http://manchesterclimate.com/MCCB)
  • Started to influence Manchester City Council policy, including the new 2038 carbon neutrality target in Manchester (http://manchesterclimate.com/content/science-based-targets)
  • Engaged with 200+ young people (of all ages) on taking action to tackle climate change

However, as volunteers we have found our impact is limited and severely restricted by lack of resources to pursue big projects. The hope is our new Youth Champion can overcome this.


What will our Champion do and what benefits will we see?

With your help, the money raised here will create a budget for our Champion to work full-time tackling climate issues, plan events and be firmly at the forefront of climate action. The main objectives are as follows - 

  • Engage with young environmental activists, run environmental projects, training and events for Manchester's young people who demand their voices are heard in planning the city's environmental future.
  • Our Champion will work directly with Manchester Climate Change Agency and be supported to influence politicians and policy making (local and national levels), to carry the collective demands of young people forward, and into action.
  • Over time we aim to build a Youth Network across the city and beyond, bringing young people together and ultimately strengthening our collective voice and impact. In the first year of establishing our Champion, we aim to connect with a minimum of 20,000 young people. 
  • Ensure funds are secured for future years in post, and to help establish more Youth Climate Action Champions across other regions in the near future. 

 

Who's involved?

We are pleased and privileged to work with several partners across the city. Partners involved in this project are as follows -

 

  

Change is coming, help make it happen now.

Contact us

If you have any queries please feel free to contact us directly on Crowdfunder or Twitter @McrClimateYB

**Video produced by Your MCR Media

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

Twitter Thank You!

Each week The Manchester Climate Change Youth Board will publicly thank all donors who have generously supported us with ANY AMOUNT towards our ambition, by posting names of donors on our Twitter page, along with a progress update of how pledges are helping us move closer to establishing a permanent Youth Action Climate Champion. If you wish to remain anonymous or not be thanked publicly, please let us know!

£100 or more

Mcr Climate Change Annual Conference Thank You

The Manchester Climate Change Agency and The Manchester Climate Change Youth Board will publicly thank all donors who have generously supported us with £100 towards our ambition, publicly announcing all donor's names at the annual Manchester Climate Change Conference, July 2019. This will be followed by a progress update as we move closer to establishing a permanent Youth Action Climate Champion.


Let's make 'Help us create a full-time Climate Youth Champion!' happen

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