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Blue Influencers Scheme launch

Coastlines, estuaries and rivers – they all face challenges from pollution, loss of biodiversity and climate change.
Now a new scheme has been launched to create a national community of young people to help improve coastal, river and estuary environments, for their benefit and for the benefit of the people who live there.
The Blue Influencers Scheme is a groundbreaking project from UK outdoor education charity The Ernest Cook Trust, to support young people living in areas of deprivation in coastal and estuary locations, by empowering them to tackle environmental and climate issues.
The GDP2.25 million scheme is being co-funded by The Ernest Cook Trust and the #iwill Fund, and will run for three years. Its ambition is to engage more than 4,000 young people as ‘Blue Influencers’, as well as over 15,000 community volunteers across England.
The #iwill Fund is made possible thanks to GDP66 million joint investment from The National Lottery Community Fund...

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