Our Hero – Ben Carpenter
Ben Carpenter is the Founder and Lead Youth and Community Worker for Grassroot Communities and has been recommended as a potential Sustainable Communities Champion. In short this is because he lives and breathes this work and has been successful over many years in supporting young people and communities to be the changes they want to see across South Bristol and beyond.
“In order to develop sustainable communities we need to invest in everyday people and following conversations and consultation we have developed the Grassroot Activators Programme to do exactly that”Ben Carpenter
What can I do?
If you can support Grassroot Communities in any way and particularly help with funding our fully developed and life changing GAP opportunity please get in touch. Change is coming folks and it’s only going to be sustainable from the grassroots and up.
What local community projects can you get involved in? From litter picks to youth groups, your local community needs you!
About the nominator – Grassroot Communities
Grassroot Communities is an organisation that tailors and delivers youth and community work projects based on the wants and needs of local people.
The GAP programme will enable young people to, learn valuable life skills that support them to thrive, not just survive and grow in confidence so they are ready to grasp future opportunities in both hands, in volunteering, apprenticeships, employment and education. Supporting young people from marginalised communities to engage, reconnect and fall in love with nature will mean they will be more likely to look after the planet in the future and be inspired to explore working in the predicted future green economy.
Connecting young people with communities, cross pollinating cultures, beliefs and backgrounds and celebrating the differences and similarities across the city will positively impact on community cohesion, tolerance, wellbeing and ultimately quality of life for all.
Goal 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities
Our Hero is working towards Global Goal 11. This Goal aims to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.