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  • Community Award

    B.K.A. Karate had a wonderful evening in London at the Groundworks Awards the hosts were fantastic and it was the best night anyone could ask for, the amout of work involved in organizing such an event it was flawless and a night we will talk about for such a long Read more [...]

  • Egham Constellations – Our new equipment is here!

    We recently took delivery of the mobile hoist and changing table, purchased using the funding from Greggs Foundation and Heathrow Community Trust. The Egham Orbit pool, managed by Achieve Lifestyle, already provided us with one fully equipped disabled changing room. The additional portable equipment allows us to run a 2nd 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 [...]

  • Fly Fishing Day

    On Monday we met up with Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol (DACA) who were keen to learn how to fly fish. We chose Carman Fishery because it is local and the perfect place to learn. On arrival the fish were all over the surface and we were keen to get Read more [...]

  • ADAPT Youth Inclusive Dance Company

    Wow! what a busy year ADAPT Youth Inclusive Dance Company have had so far. ADAPT Youth Inclusive Dance Company have received numerous funding over the course of the year from the following funders: Devon Community Foundation, Local Giving, Magic Little Grants, WHSmiths, Claire Milne Trust and more recently Boost. This Read more [...]

  • Meadow Management at St Martins Gardens

    Previously a church yard, St Martin’s gardens is tucked away in-between the houses on Camden St. and Pratt St. We will be heading back to the Meadow area of St Martins Gardens to cut back the Meadow. In the summer months and warmer weather, we strongly advise our volunteers to Read more [...]

  • Let’s Get Active

    We have had the most amazing time over the last few months getting active with the Greggs Foundation Grant we received. Our Young People went swimming during Half Term and had the best time playing around with floats and enjoying going under the water whilst our Playworkers took photos of 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 [...]

  • Job Vacancies: Mission Facilitators (Bushcraft and Forest School)

    The Hive are looking for energetic, skilled facilitators to lead outdoor missions for children at our (non-residential) camps in Greater London throughout the summer holidays.   ROLE: Mission Facilitators (Bushcraft and Forest School) COMMITMENT: Week-long (non-residential) camps during July and August (see dates below) FEE: £100-£130 / day depending on experience  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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Plogging: the eco-friendly workout

    I recently took up jogging, and after 25 years of little to no exercise, I have to say it’s been a bit of an uphill battle. Aside from my low fitness level, what I struggle with the most is the seeming pointlessness of running laps around my area. I’m not Read more [...]

  • Bring on the National Park City!

    London as a national park city? No chance, surely? What was once a fanciful idea is going to become a reality. This month the scheme secured the support of the Mayor of London, members of the London Assembly AND the majority of London’s 654 local council ward teams (that’s a lot Read more [...]

  • Here’s to 2018

    Here’s to our first blog post of 2018. We hope you’ve had a great start to the year. 2017 was an amazing year for our environmental project, especially with the opening of our Horticulture Hub. It’s the perfect space for the local community and horticulturists to come and enjoy, and Read more [...]

  • Round Two Projects and What They Achieved

    It has been a few months since the Carling and Wetherspoon #YourPintCan second round winners were chosen, and since the successful groups have accomplished their project goals. From 214 nominations, the judging panels selected 9 winners, 5 of which were chosen in the second round. The second-round winners consisted of Read more [...]

  • The Other Round One Projects and What They Achieved

    Since our last blog post the Carling and Wetherspoon #YourPintCan campaign has been in full flow, with all the winners having been announced and their goals accomplished. Over the whole application period we received 214 nominations, however throughout the judging portion of the competition this number was whittled down to Read more [...]

  • A review of The Big Sunflower Project 2017

    2017 was the seventh year of The Big Sunflower Project – participants this year included schools, community groups and charities, as well as those affected by centronuclear and myotubular myopathy, including many people who grew sunflowers in memory of Emil. The Big Sunflower Project 2017 was possible because of seed Read more [...]

  • The Hub has a new entrance

    Following the success of the Horticultural Hub’s open evening, it was time to get down to business and open our doors to welcome in the community. To start things off, we had our first Ageactivity 60+ Gardening Club session, which was a huge success. Our first meeting was an opportunity Read more [...]

  • Culpeper Community Garden

    This Wednesday I was lucky to visit the Culpeper Community Farm; It was a chilly morning, and I had no idea what to expect going into this project, other than I might be doing some gardening, and upon arriving I was greeted with warm smiles from everyone there. We began Read more [...]

  • Cultivate London/Innocent Project Collab

    Last Thursday I had the pleasure of attending a volunteering event set up by Cultivate London and in collaboration with Innocent and Ealing Mencap. This was the first ever collaboration between Cultivate London and Innocent, it also happened to be my first volunteer experience as an intern at Project Dirt. Read more [...]

  • Photo frames

    What do you do with stones and washed up bits of wood? We make beautiful pictures. Come along and join us and see what you can make.

  • Busy summer

    It’s been a while since I posted. We’re in the middle of a big summer of activities, received new funding and are planning new projects. But Fridays at Jubilee, in the grounds of beautiful Osterley Park is where all that stops. Our Head Gardener, Judith, is away but Chris is Read more [...]

  • Why do you love your park?

    How do I love thee? Let me count the ways… Keep Britain Tidy’s Love Parks Week is back (14-23 July 2017) and we at Project Dirt could list a number of reasons as to why we #LoveParks!  They are a hub of community activity and a place to gather for free, Read more [...]

  • Mobile Garden City – Featured in the Press!

    Mobile Garden City was featured in last Friday’s Evening Standard! On Friday we welcomed Julia Bradbury to Mobile Garden City to launch Groundwork London and Energy Garden’s partnership with Honest Tea and raise awareness for the need for more green spaces across London. Read all about it:

  • The Walnuts Community Grant is now open!

    Through the Walnuts Community Grant we will be offering up to ‘1,500 to community projects and social enterprises that have a positive social and/or environmental impact and which are located in Orpington (more specifically within a 3-mile radius of the Walnuts Shopping Centre). There is a total of ‘10,000 available, all Read more [...]

  • GREAT FUN TO BE HAD at our NEW Sensory Walk

    Following the recent opening of our new Sensory Walk and area we have had many riders and non riders using the facility.  Some use the ponies an splash through the water, some use their wheelchairs on the different surfaces, and some use both and enjoy all the sensory plants and Read more [...]

  • What an (Outdoor Classroom) day!

    We can’t believe it’s already been over three weeks since Outdoor Classroom Day! Stories are still flooding in from around the world about the amazing things that happened when children, teachers and parents went outdoors. Click here to see a round up of all the highlights and most precious moments from the Read more [...]

  • New players wanted!

    Joanne Etchart at United Living is recruiting new players for the United Living football team to play a second match with the Pollards PASS seniors team on a Monday between 6pm and 8pm.  Contact Joanne if you are interested.  Joanne Etchart INNOVATION MANAGER t: 07392094305 w:

  • What’s On in June

    June: What’s on at Mobile Garden City Hi Everyone, June is upon us already! Here’s an update on activities coming up at Mobile Garden City during the next month. Gardening activities are suitable for all ages and levels of experience. Please wear closed-toe shoes and sensible clothes that you don’t Read more [...]

  • Pollards PASS youths seniors vs United Living

    Pollards PASS is a new initiative, based on the skills and experience of a local PCSO in Pollards Hill, Mitcham.  Currently around 25 young people aged 14 – 24 attend weekly training sessions with a Fulham Football Foundation coach and local PCSO John Joseph, honing their football skills and playing Read more [...]

  • Woodland workers!

    Our students and volunteers of all ages and abilities are helping us to manage the woodland at Hayton Castle to safely benefit water and land habitats and biodiversity. Loads of work is underway including winching out fallen trees, clearing branches and stacking up stones ready for our next dry stone Read more [...]

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