News and blog posts from the Semble team, job opportunities, and showing off some of the many mentions of Semble in the media (on and offline)

Strong Foundations Grant 2021 – Funding in Action

2021-09-13T08:14:52+00:00

The construction company Sir Robert McAlpine is committed to giving funding to organisations driving positive change in their local communities. So they launched 8 regional funds on ActionFunder this summer.In just 4 months a total of £106,000 was awarded to 40 diverse projects [...]

Strong Foundations Grant 2021 – Funding in Action2021-09-13T08:14:52+00:00

3 Innovative Sports Projects Who’ve Won Support from the Carling Made Local Fund

2021-07-02T12:48:35+00:00

Semble and Carling have worked together since 2017, when we first joined forces to deliver funding to communities across the UK. Throughout this time, we have supported groups from Dingwall to Bodmin, Lowestoft to Llanelli. Every group we work with gives us [...]

3 Innovative Sports Projects Who’ve Won Support from the Carling Made Local Fund2021-07-02T12:48:35+00:00

Food for thought: 5 projects tackling food inequality in the UK

2021-06-21T10:11:03+00:00

The term ‘food inequality’ refers to the barriers that stop people from accessing a healthy diet - a serious issue that can lead to poor mental and physical health. This is a problem that isn't going away: an astounding 8.4 million [...]

Food for thought: 5 projects tackling food inequality in the UK2021-06-21T10:11:03+00:00

Semble is now officially a B Corporation! We are so delighted to be joining this movement which we have admired for so long.

2020-11-18T12:22:25+00:00

As my 9 year old daughter was tucking into her boiled egg and toast this morning I asked her whether she thought it was ok for companies to do what they like in order to make more money as long as they [...]

Semble is now officially a B Corporation! We are so delighted to be joining this movement which we have admired for so long.2020-11-18T12:22:25+00:00

Meet 4 projects that are part of the movement to get kids into the great outdoors

2020-10-05T17:20:08+00:00

Children are spending less time outside than ever before, affecting their health, wellbeing and love of the natural world. That’s why we’re proud to lead the Outdoor Classroom Day campaign, working with parents and educators to ensure kids get more time [...]

Meet 4 projects that are part of the movement to get kids into the great outdoors2020-10-05T17:20:08+00:00

6 Ways for Community Groups and Individuals to Celebrate Black History Month with Purpose

2020-10-29T16:08:52+00:00

Black History Month is a time when we focus our energy on celebrating the rich histories of Black individuals and communities. The first British Black History Month was held in London in 1987, led by Linda Bellos as a community-led response [...]

6 Ways for Community Groups and Individuals to Celebrate Black History Month with Purpose2020-10-29T16:08:52+00:00

Adapt to the Now – the mutual benefits of businesses and communities working together

2020-09-25T11:08:39+00:00

Only last month, someone forwarded me an article with the title “Only the Strongest Brands Will Survive”. While I appreciated the author’s energy, I couldn’t help but think they were heading in the wrong direction. The idea that only the strong [...]

Adapt to the Now – the mutual benefits of businesses and communities working together2020-09-25T11:08:39+00:00

Could you be our new EcoTalent Intern?

2021-10-01T15:02:38+00:00

WE'RE LOOKING FOR AN ECOTALENT INTERN TO SUPPORT OUR CAMPAIGNS TEAM IN BRISTOL Job title: EcoTalent Intern - Team support officer Application deadline: Wednesday 23 September, 11.59pm Interview Date: Thursday/Friday 1/2 October Salary: £9.30 per hour (Real Living Wage) Contract length: [...]

Could you be our new EcoTalent Intern?2021-10-01T15:02:38+00:00

Communities Week 2020 – Celebrating Community Action

2020-10-01T12:14:57+00:00

To celebrate Communities Week 2020, the organisations behind My Community came together to highlight and amplify the work of the community groups and local businesses that form the backbone and heartbeat of our neighbourhoods. Throughout 2020 we have been blown away [...]

Communities Week 2020 – Celebrating Community Action2020-10-01T12:14:57+00:00

Organic September: how 3 projects are nourishing their communities

2020-09-01T08:46:11+00:00

For food growers, September is a month to harvest, share and enjoy what has been grown through the year and each September the Soil Association use their ‘Organic September’ campaign to raise awareness of the many benefits of organic food and [...]

Organic September: how 3 projects are nourishing their communities2020-09-01T08:46:11+00:00

Back to school: 3 community groups educating outside the classroom

2020-08-26T16:43:12+00:00

For many of us, September’s synonymous with getting back to school. After six months away from the classroom this year's back to school feeling will be even headier than usual. While kids get back into the rhythm of school, we’re reflecting [...]

Back to school: 3 community groups educating outside the classroom2020-08-26T16:43:12+00:00

Community Climate Action in the wake of coronavirus – Key learnings from Semble’s LCAW webinar

2021-10-01T15:03:34+00:00

As part of London Climate Action Week, Semble hosted a webinar on Community Climate Action. We were joined by an all star panel of community action leaders and environmentalists including: Community energy expert tackling intersectionality in climate crisis Dr Afsheen Rashid [...]

Community Climate Action in the wake of coronavirus – Key learnings from Semble’s LCAW webinar2021-10-01T15:03:34+00:00

Beyond #BlackoutTuesday: Celebrating community action

2020-06-10T08:20:17+00:00

On Tuesday 2nd June 2020 Semble took part in #BlackoutTuesday, standing in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Following this, the Semble team has begun to discuss how we can do more to help support the fight against racism. This [...]

Beyond #BlackoutTuesday: Celebrating community action2020-06-10T08:20:17+00:00

Beyond #BlackoutTuesday: Resources for individuals wanting to learn about racism and support the fight for racial justice

2020-06-09T11:18:55+00:00

On Tuesday 2nd June 2020 Semble took part in #BlackoutTuesday, standing in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Following this, the Semble team has begun to discuss how we can do more to help support the fight against racism.  For [...]

Beyond #BlackoutTuesday: Resources for individuals wanting to learn about racism and support the fight for racial justice2020-06-09T11:18:55+00:00

Beyond #BlackoutTuesday: Resources for community groups and individuals working for racial justice

2020-06-17T21:26:26+00:00

On Tuesday 2nd June 2020 Semble took part in #BlackoutTuesday, standing in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Following this, the Semble team has begun to discuss how we can do more to help support the fight against racism. This [...]

Beyond #BlackoutTuesday: Resources for community groups and individuals working for racial justice2020-06-17T21:26:26+00:00

Loneliness Toolkit: Marmalade Trust and the Great Get Together

2020-06-11T14:52:22+00:00

The Great Get Together: Together is Connection, Compassion, Community. Click the button below to see the Loneliness Toolkit, a brief guide to loneliness and tips on connecting, co-produced by Marmalade Trust and The Great Get Together, covering: What is Loneliness? [...]

Loneliness Toolkit: Marmalade Trust and the Great Get Together2020-06-11T14:52:22+00:00

9 ways to thrive – Food Centred Community Action

2021-10-01T15:05:46+00:00

Grassroots leaders from across the country zoomed together to discuss food action at our latest workshop. Supported by a brilliant bunch of key speakers, our discussions ranged from the immediate challenges faced by vulnerable communities to the long-term culture shift required [...]

9 ways to thrive – Food Centred Community Action2021-10-01T15:05:46+00:00

7 ways to look after your mental health with your community

2021-10-01T15:05:50+00:00

It’s mental health awareness week this month and never has there seemed like a better time to focus our attention on this. Alongside the overt public health crisis bubbles away a quieter but no less potent crisis surrounding our mental health. [...]

7 ways to look after your mental health with your community2021-10-01T15:05:50+00:00

Supporting Community Action in the long-tail of Covid-19

2020-05-05T13:16:15+00:00

We are facing an emergency the like of which most of us have never experienced. Quite rightly, we are currently concentrating on fighting the battle. The incredible surge of support from the public and the government has been heart-warming to see. [...]

Supporting Community Action in the long-tail of Covid-192020-05-05T13:16:15+00:00

Key learnings from Semble’s Covid-19 advice sharing workshop

2020-03-30T15:26:18+00:00

From the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic communities have come together to look out for the most isolated and vulnerable. To support the community leaders and compassionate neighbours in our network Semble held an advice sharing workshop on Wednesday 25 March. [...]

Key learnings from Semble’s Covid-19 advice sharing workshop2020-03-30T15:26:18+00:00

Communi-tea, And Other Ways That Teams Can Look After Each Other During These Unusual Times

2020-03-24T16:34:20+00:00

It’s wonderful to see so many people doing so many things to support each other over the coming weeks and months, from postcards through neighbours doors, the wonderful Beauty Banks appeal and the Mutual Aid Network among just a few. Here [...]

Communi-tea, And Other Ways That Teams Can Look After Each Other During These Unusual Times2020-03-24T16:34:20+00:00

Regent’s Place Community Fund 2020 winners – meet the lucky 8 projects who’ve won support!

2021-10-01T15:06:55+00:00

We are very excited to announce the eight outstanding recipients of the Regent’s Place Community Fund 19/20 grants. We received a total of 39 fantastic applications from a wide variety of local community organisations, all of which focused upon at least [...]

Regent’s Place Community Fund 2020 winners – meet the lucky 8 projects who’ve won support!2021-10-01T15:06:55+00:00

6 lessons learnt from women creating community change

2021-03-03T15:27:28+00:00

At Semble we believe that communities hold the solutions and that by giving them the tools to grow and sharing their knowledge and experience we can support community action to thrive. In honour of International Women’s Day, we’ve crowdsourced some nuggets [...]

6 lessons learnt from women creating community change2021-03-03T15:27:28+00:00

#Greggs4Good Photo Competition Winner Announced!

2020-03-04T10:50:00+00:00

The winner of 2020's first #Greggs4Good photo competition is... Haircuts4Homeless, who have won an extra £250 funding for their project. Congratulations to the whole team, everyone at Greggs Foundation loved your image! When Stewart Roberts brought his hairdressing scissors along to [...]

#Greggs4Good Photo Competition Winner Announced!2020-03-04T10:50:00+00:00

Looking back and striding forward – get ready for action!

2020-04-14T11:29:34+00:00

A new year provides a perfect moment to reflect, take stock and get ready for action. Over the past decade, Semble has worked with changemakers across the UK and around the world to support community action. In 2019 we came together [...]

Looking back and striding forward – get ready for action!2020-04-14T11:29:34+00:00