Mosaic is a national project, led by the Campaign for National Parks, that aims to build sustainable links between black and minority ethnic communities and ten of the National Parks in England and Youth Hostels Association.
Mosaic was developed in response to evidence that although about 10% of the population is of an ethnic minority background, only about 1% of visitors to National Parks are from ethnic minorities. The National Parks were created for the benefit of the public. Mosaic works to make sure that all people have an equal opportunity to enjoy the many benefits that National Parks offer.
The Mosaic project works by training influential leaders from ethnic minority communities to become “Community Champions” promoting the National Parks and the YHA in their communities. Mosaic provides intense personal development plans, training and support for Community Champions.
Mosaic also assists the National Park Authorities, who help run the National Parks, and the Youth Hostels Association, make changes to their organisations that will help them reach ethnic minority audiences. For more information click here.
Mosaic is a partnership between the Campaign for National Parks, the YHA and the 10 National Parks in England: Dartmoor, Exmoor, Lake District, New Forest, North York Moors, Northumberland, Peak District, and South Downs, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authorities and the Broads Authority. The project is supported by Natural England through Access to Nature as part of The Big Lottery Fund’s Changing Spaces programme.
We are looking for individuals from an ethnic minority background, who want to promote the National Parks in their community. If you are interested, to find out more click here or contact us click here.
Mosaic started in January 2009 and will end in March 2012. For information about Legacy Materials, follow this link.