Enviromental Leadership ProgrammeEnviromental Leadership Programme

Environmental Leadership Programme


Are you interested helping the environment but have no idea where to start?

Food waste, zero carbon emissions, green spaces, bio-diversity, sustainable living…..there’s a whole heap of things being done to help make our world a better, brighter place to live, but how do you get involved?


68% of UpRisers gained employment after completing the Programme

The Programme

We’re on the look-out for the next gang of green heroes to join our next Environmental Leadership Programme.

We connect you with the UK’s top environmental change-makers, to gain the Leadership know-how and transform the world around you.

It’s a free, part-time and nine-months and is all designed to fit around your work, study or other commitments.

On the Programme you will:

  • Learn how environmental change is made on a local, national and global level, directly from the people who are living and breathing it

  • Meet sustainability leaders from business, media, government and charities and more.

  • Take part in expert-led workshops

  • Design and run an environmental social action campaign

  • Get matched with a mentor and a coach

  • Escalate your confidence to the next level

  • Boost your career prospects

  • Pick up the tools to shape your future


In 2018-19 our Programme Participants met, networked and learned from organisations such as: Greenpeace, Climate KIC, Guardian, National Trust, Manchester Climate Change Agency, Brother UK...


“It is a great experience for meeting new and different people who inspire and motivate. It is these people who provide the environment which allows all of us to grow and develop our professional and personal skills which would is useful for any young person”

Kiran Patel, ELP UpRiser, Birmingham 


Applications for this years programmes open in August 2019. Express your interest here  

The programme will begin in October 2019

Programme sessions take place from 6-9pm either weekly or fortnightly. They’re hosted with organisations from across all sectors, giving you a unique look behind the scenes of what’s going on in your city.


“It was great to take many questions from the young people who are part of UpRising’s young leaders programme and couldn’t help but be impressed by Uprising and the young people’s enthusiasm.”

Peter Emms, Local Partnership Coordinator, National Trust.


The UpRising Environmental Leadership Programme runs in the following cities; 

- London 

- Birmingham 

- Manchester

- Cardiff

- Bedford & Luton

There are just 35-40 places up for grabs in each city.


1 in 5 UpRisers started their own business


There’s no strict criteria to get involved. All we ask is that you are:

  • Aged 18-24

  • Live in London, Manchester, Cardiff, Bedford/Luton or Birmingham

  • Have an interest in the environment and sustainability

  • Have a desire to change the world around you for the better



Get in touch with us at hello@uprising.org.uk for a chat.


UpRising is a member of the 'Our Bright Future' consortium of organisations which runs this forward-thinking social movement.


52% of Programme graduates have taken on a leadership role