A new green bursary has been set up by the Lord Mayor of the City of London to help London’s younger generation develop the skills and knowledge necessary to hone their green understanding and reach Net Zero in their communities.
Developed in collaboration with City & Guilds Foundation and the Merchant Taylors’ Foundation, the £10,000 fund will aim to help a number of individuals every year help reach Net Zero faster and help maintain London as a leading green city.
The bursary aims to help reach Net Zero and climate goals through the training of young people in sustainability courses such as sustainable waste management, smart metering and electrical vehicle charging installation.
The new bursary was launched at Mansion House with representatives from the City & Guilds Foundation and Merchant Taylors’ Foundation as well as an address from the Lord Mayor. The event concluded with a roundtable that investigated green careers, as wells as ways to reduce barrier to access the fund and engage local communities about the new bursary.
Lord Mayor of the City of London, Nicholas Lyons, said: “I am honoured to oversee the launch of a Green Bursary in my mayoral year. The bursary is a fantastic opportunity for the City of London Corporation, the Merchant Taylors’ Foundation, and the City & Guilds Foundation to support young Londoners to achieve green skills and help their communities reach net zero. It is an important and timely bursary, and I am delighted to use my role as Lord Mayor to champion sustainability and skills on behalf of our young people.”