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  • Selce launch our third share offer

    We (South East London Community Energy) have launched our third share offer. We are raising £260K  to install solar panels on four sites in SE London. See https://selce.org.uk/se-solar/invest/ Projected 3% return on investment Sites will generate 217,326kWh of clean green electricity and reduce CO2e by 80 metric tonnes annually £40,000 Read more [...]

  • Made local funding

    Hope Gardening has been given funding through the Made Local programme from Carling! This is great news. We have been allocated funding for a series of capital purchases that will help further equip our closely linked gardening and foodclub projects. Grants for work on the site where we grow food Read more [...]

  • Kennishead Community Hall

    Kennishead Community hall is very busy with its activities on the roll up to Christmas, our Monday club 60+ is heading for a good auld time at panto to see Pinocchio, they have been busy with arts and crafts  and making Christmas decorations.  Our easy exercise class is purchasing  lots Read more [...]

  • October Update – Exim Dance Company

    October has shown to be a busy month from start to end here at Exim Dance Company. To find out more have a look below at the exciting news, opportunities and events that have been occurring for Exim this month. As always we would like to thank you for your continued support. Read more [...]

  • Zoe’s Blog

    On the 24th August 2019 (Saturday), The East Lincolnshire Down Syndrome Family Support Group made Tomato Swirls.    This helps the kids with Down Syndrome- and the siblings!- to develop an independent, important life skill: cooking. These Tomato Swirls help with the skill of preparing a meal, following instructions and Read more [...]

  • Craft at the Cowshed

    We are delighted to have launched our Craft at the Cowshed group in Wokingham and now have over 30 members who regularly attend. The group have been busy making some amazing items from recycled textiles as well as the referral bags we use on a daily basis for our clients. Read more [...]

  • Round and round the farm we go!!

    Our farm paths now go the whole way around the school farm, thanks to GM Building and Property Services Limited who gave their time to lay tens of tons of gravel.  The children can now do the daily mile on our back field, as well as safely reach the school Read more [...]

  • Join the Food Waste Revolution!

    We are SOOOOOO happy at Perfectly Edible UK [PEUK] to have won the ‘Crowdfunder Stories Fund’ in partnership with Semble. Over the last 6 months we have made it our mission to create as many connections with organisations, supermarkets, local businesses, restaurants and charities so we can rescue as much Read more [...]

  • A Recipe For A Rainy Day

    Best laid plans and all that. Here at Team North we’re used to coping with adverse weather but we had to go to Plan B for our planned day of gleaning with a team of volunteers from Liverpool. The Regional Food Economy NW project looks at ways to change our Read more [...]

  • Let’s help the Share Shed go mobile!

    The Share Shed, Totnes’ library of things, is calling on people to support its campaign to win £48,599 of National Lottery Funding via the People’s Projects. The Share Shed is one of five projects in ITV’s West Country West region that could win a share of £3 million up for grabs across Read more [...]

  • Bright Ideas Fund

    Bright Ideas Fund now open! The Bright Ideas Fund supports new community business ideas through the start-up and planning stages with tailored business support, to the implementation stage with grants of up to £15,000. The Bright Ideas Fund is funded by Power to Change, the independent trust supporting community businesses in England, Read more [...]

  • A Wonderful Winter

    ‘Coming to the nature garden makes me feel happy and good because I get to play outside with lots of people’, Josh, age 8. Here at Oasisplay Nature Garden, nestled in the heart of Stockwell, we have been enjoying all things winter. Although many are tempted to huddle indoors as Read more [...]

  • GGA helping you achieve more

    Are you involved with an education-led or environment-focused programme that deserves a wider audience? Could your organisation inspire others? By entering the Global Good Awards (GGA), you can share what’s working well and why, enabling others to learn from your actions – and possibly replicate them. The Global Good Awards, sponsored Read more [...]

  • Employment Support Pathway – One Month In!

    On 14th November we opened up the Employment Support Pathway in conjunction with our winter night shelter welcoming in the first guests of the season. Over the last three weeks we have seen twenty guests accessing support over 38 mentoring sessions with mentors from Network Rail, Wellcome, Getty Images and Read more [...]

  • Buddy Volunteers Wanted

    Forest Farm Peace Garden is looking for new buddy volunteers to join our ecotherapy team. Do you love being in nature and helping people? Buddy volunteers are at the heart of what we do and make a huge difference to supporting others in our garden sessions. This is an opportunity Read more [...]

  • News from the Community Gardens November 2018

    News from the Community Gardens November 2018                                                                 Pumpkin harvested from the no-dig bed. Update      With winter feeling like it might arrive any day we have been enjoying the last days of autumn in the community gardens. The jewel like blooms of the fuchsias are still brightening Read more [...]

  • Community Litter Picking

    Thanks to Greggs for funding a supply of litter picking equipment, available to lend free of charge to any individual or groups in St Andrews. Most recently it been used by students to clean up after an event!

  • Quad Progress

    Last summer we planned and prepared for brightening up this space. This summer the artists brushes have been busy to brighten up the walls (see pics). Aberdeen City Council have kindly offered to seal the finished mural to protect it from damage and power wash the paving. However this space Read more [...]

  • News from the Community Gardens October 2018

    News from the Community Gardens October 2018                                               Red admiral butterfly on the buddleia. Update      What a wonderful autumn! We’ve enjoyed many a sunny day working in community gardens this month. The sedums continue to add some late colour to the borders, the recently planted Read more [...]

  • Scaling through Impact

    As a Sheffield born event ticketing platform with a conscience, Tickets For Good is leading the charge in a new wave of digital fundraising. Whilst there are many ticket distributors and sellers in the marketplace, Tickets For Good is the only UK platform that builds charitable donations and fundraising into every Read more [...]

  • News from the Community Gardens August 2018

    News from the Community Gardens August 2018 Our volunteers enjoying a well earned break under the pergola. Update Finally it rained and with more forecast this week the gardens are returning to their green selves and starting to grow again.The bees have been loving the lavender which has thrived this Read more [...]

  • Camden welcomes new traders

    Camden is looking to licence eight kiosk sites to individual traders. The sites are in key locations through the borough and offer a great opportunity for both well-developed businesses and newly emerging sole traders to come in the heart of Camden and bring a unique experience to the local area. Read more [...]

  • Camden welcomes new traders

    Camden is looking to licence eight kiosk sites to individual traders. The sites are in key locations through the borough and offer a great opportunity for both well-developed businesses and newly emerging sole traders to come in the heart of Camden and bring a unique experience to the local area. Read more [...]

  • Dentsu Aegis LOVES Brockwell Park Community Green Houses

    Last week, Dentsu Aegis visited Brockwell Park Community Green Houses for some community give back and got stuck in to a variety of project goals set by the wonderful project host Kate.  Goals ranged from important garden and greenhouse maintenance, to food processing (think jam making and pickling), painting and decorating fences Read more [...]

  • Ecology Garden

    A new Ecology and Orchard Garden is to be created at Willesden Green Library. With the help of a grant from Our Space, [Groundwork, London], Willesden Green Town Team’s Gardening Group will be planting a new garden-orchard and Green Wall at the side of the Willesden Library from July. Adding Read more [...]

  • Can you go plastic free for one month?

    We are almost half way through Plastic Free July and whether you have managed it fully or not, remember small acts make a BIG difference! The movement is encouraging people to be more aware of their plastic use, we can create a cleaner world for generations to come. Part of this Read more [...]

  • News from the Community Gardens July 2018

    News from the Community Gardens July 2018 Update Well it hasn’t rained for weeks here in Chichester so we’ve been watering nonstop, not only in an attempt to keep the garden alive but to produce a harvest for our volunteers as well. The flowers have loved all the sunshine with Read more [...]

  • World Cup? Never heard of it

    There may not have been a game for the World Cup tournament yesterday, but the Wellcome Trust volunteers and the Camden Disabilities Football Club sure gave those professional players a run for their money!  This group of amazing volunteers joined the Castlehaven Community Association and spent a day doing some Read more [...]

  • A tea-rrific afternoon at Culpeper Garden

    Last Tuesday (July 3rd) was a spectacular day for afternoon tea in the park, and this group of Wellcome Trust volunteers whisked us off our feet by organising a wonderful ‘Strawberry Tea’ event at Culpeper Garden in Islington. They even brought scones – how thoughtful was that!  Thank you for Read more [...]

  • Getting in touch with the child within

    On 2nd July, a group of brave Wellcome Trust volunteers ventured out into the scorching July sun and spent an entire day repairing and refreshing the Waterside Adventure Playground in Islington as part of London Play’s initiative to support local playspaces for children. Here they are being fantastic and (hopefully) Read more [...]

  • Summer Solstice Picnic

    Thursday the 21st of June marked the longest day of summer and to celebrate the season as well as all the hard work our volunteers have been doing over the course of the year, green gym hosted a picnic in Regent’s Park. Luckily for us it was a bright day Read more [...]

  • Eel in the Classroom 2018

    Now we’ve had time to sit back and reflect on another year of our Eel in the Classroom project, we would like to share with you our progress in 2018. We are really pleased to say that our project has been hugely successful to date and as a result it Read more [...]

  • Better Together!

    We’re really proud to announce our partnership with Together TV, the new name for the Community Channel! Viewers of the channel will now be encourage to “Do More” in their local communities by signing up to join us. https://www.togethertv.com/do-more/project-dirt We’re so pleased that we share the mantra: Together we’re better.  Read more [...]

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