Environmental Leadership Programme



The Environmental Leadership Programme is a nine month programme, involving ‘access behind the scenes’ sessions with some of the UK’s most senior leaders across the environment and sustainability sector.

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The Programme


The Environmental Leadership Programme offers participants a unique first-hand view of the way that political, business, public sector and community organisations work together to shape our environment and build a sustainable future. Each participant is individually matched with a coach and a mentor who supports them on a one to one basis throughout their time on the programme.

All participants work with other UpRisers to design and deliver a social action campaign on an environmental issue they are passionate about.  As well as forming networks with senior figures, participants also build strong networks amongst their peers on the programme.

Through this programme we equip participants with the knowledge, networks, skills and confidence to reach their leadership potential and take social action on issues they care about.

Most sessions and workshops take place in the evening so that the programme can be fitted around work, study and other commitments.


The Environmental Leadership Programme will start in November 2016, applications close on Monday 31 October. To be eligible to apply for the Environmental Leadership Programme you need to be;

- aged 19-24

- live London, Manchester or Birmingham

- have an interest in the enviroment and sustainability sector and a desire to change the world around you for the better

Our Environmental Leadership Programme is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund and is part of the Our Bright Future programme. UpRising is a member of the consortium of organisations which runs this forward-thinking social movement.

Read more about the Environmental Leadership Programme here


The UpRising Environmental Leadership Programme runs in the following cities; 

- London 

- Birmingham 

- Manchester


Applications open now. Click here to apply now!

The programme will begin in November 2016 (applications close Monday 31 October).

If you have any questions about the programme do not hesitate to get in touch with your local UpRising office for a chat.