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)

Reviving radios and pedalling joy; how the Made Local Fund 2019 has supported two communities

2020-01-14T17:53:22+00:00

Grassroots action is powerful. Why? Because communities are wildly diverse and by working from a community level we can create tailored solutions. Of course, action requires resources. That’s where funding comes in.  Here’s a spotlight on one of the funds we [...]

Reviving radios and pedalling joy; how the Made Local Fund 2019 has supported two communities2020-01-14T17:53:22+00:00

A Sembler visiting Birmingham grassroots community projects

2019-12-24T10:06:11+00:00

During a visit to Birmingham this Autumn I had the pleasure to speak with two fantastic community projects in the area: The Rainbow Bridge Cafe and Go-Woman! Alliance CIC. Although very different from each other, these projects have something very important [...]

A Sembler visiting Birmingham grassroots community projects2019-12-24T10:06:11+00:00

The second #Greggs4Good Photo Competition of 2019 Winner Announced!

2020-01-08T11:10:53+00:00

Thank you to all the brilliant #Greggs4Good projects who took the time to participate in the latest photo competition. It has been lovely to read your updates and see photos of the great work you are doing - we hope you [...]

The second #Greggs4Good Photo Competition of 2019 Winner Announced!2020-01-08T11:10:53+00:00

Making the most of the festive season to create change: how to network

2019-12-04T15:51:19+00:00

It's that time of year again - the silly season when our diaries fill with festive gatherings. Colleagues, neighbours, friends and family get together to celebrate the year past and plan for the year ahead. Do you see these gatherings as [...]

Making the most of the festive season to create change: how to network2019-12-04T15:51:19+00:00

Join Semble as Project Manager | Deadline passed

2019-12-04T16:38:41+00:00

The deadline to apply for this position has now passed. Keep tuned for more opportunities as the Semble team continues to grow! Semble is looking for an amazing, passionate and energetic person to support our delivery of high profile, purpose-led projects and campaigns. Have [...]

Join Semble as Project Manager | Deadline passed2019-12-04T16:38:41+00:00

Join Semble as Office Assistant | Deadline passed

2019-12-04T16:38:29+00:00

The deadline to apply for this position has now passed. Keep tuned for more opportunities as the Semble team continues to grow! The Semble family is growing! We're looking for a bright, passionate, energetic and multi-tasking Office Assistant to support our hard-working [...]

Join Semble as Office Assistant | Deadline passed2019-12-04T16:38:29+00:00

Join Semble as Senior Project Manager | Deadline passed

2019-12-04T16:39:31+00:00

The deadline to apply for this position has now passed. Keep tuned for more opportunities as the Semble team continues to grow! Semble is looking for an experienced project manager to lead on the delivery of high profile, purpose led projects [...]

Join Semble as Senior Project Manager | Deadline passed2019-12-04T16:39:31+00:00

What’s Life like for Community Groups in 2019?

2019-10-14T14:30:34+00:00

Groundwork UK has been exploring the landscape for community groups in 2019. Up and down the UK, people are getting together and making things happen in their communities. From community gardens to youth clubs, Friends of Parks groups to local sports [...]

What’s Life like for Community Groups in 2019?2019-10-14T14:30:34+00:00

Carling and Everards: We Got This funding campaign shows their support for community projects in Leicestershire and Beyond

2019-09-06T13:01:59+00:00

Local community projects receive funding as part of Carling Made Local campaign working to invest in local projects and groups to help communities thrive.   In 2018 Carling, the UK’s number one lager, and Everards of Leicestershire launched ‘We Got This’. This [...]

Carling and Everards: We Got This funding campaign shows their support for community projects in Leicestershire and Beyond2019-09-06T13:01:59+00:00

Carling, Sizzling and Semble Show Their Support for Whitley Bay Community Allotment

2019-08-22T10:32:35+00:00

Whitley Bay Community Allotment, a volunteer-run community garden providing small growing plots for local residents in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, has received funding to purchase numerous fruit trees as part of the Sizzling and Carling Community Action campaign, a Carling [...]

Carling, Sizzling and Semble Show Their Support for Whitley Bay Community Allotment2019-08-22T10:32:35+00:00

Carling, Sizzling and Semble show their support for Friends of Weelsby Woods

2019-08-22T10:33:33+00:00

Semble worked with Friends of Weelsby Woods a volunteer group dedicated to maintaining and improving the Grimsby-based public park, to support them to win funds for new animal carvings and benches as part of the Sizzling and Carling Community Action campaign. [...]

Carling, Sizzling and Semble show their support for Friends of Weelsby Woods2019-08-22T10:33:33+00:00

London Climate Action Week – taking it beyond London and into your commmunity

2019-08-12T14:16:59+00:00

The environment is at the heart of so much of what we do within the Semble community, and climate change is a vital issue in the hearts of most Semblers. The Climate Emergency declaration made by the UK and Irish Parliaments, [...]

London Climate Action Week – taking it beyond London and into your commmunity2019-08-12T14:16:59+00:00

I am a Firm Climate Change Believer; I Wish That I was Doing More About it.

2019-07-29T08:29:37+00:00

A rather unpleasant globe of guilt has been expanding in the pit of my stomach recently, and it has left me more than a little perplexed. This is because, despite seeing myself very much as a (gently) outspoken climate change believer, [...]

I am a Firm Climate Change Believer; I Wish That I was Doing More About it.2019-07-29T08:29:37+00:00

An Ode to Nature

2019-08-12T14:19:30+00:00

I’ve just returned from a marvellous Easter week of activities with the family. And wow, what a week to be away from home. A UK-visit and speech from the inspirational Greta Thunberg; a week of extensive activity by Extinction Rebellion (itself [...]

An Ode to Nature2019-08-12T14:19:30+00:00

WasteNot Leicestershire and The Leicestershire Community Cupboard

2019-03-08T16:11:43+00:00

Charlotte Ryan tells me, brimming with enthusiasm, about her dream. This dream isn’t riches or fame, but to have an enormous warehouse, to fill with clothes, cushions, cookers, curtains, crockery, cots, and everything in between. But for Charlotte, this period is [...]

WasteNot Leicestershire and The Leicestershire Community Cupboard2019-03-08T16:11:43+00:00

Feed Me Good

2019-08-12T14:22:07+00:00

One of the best things about being part of the Semble team is meeting the amazing project champions and visiting them while their project is in full swing. This time I rolled up my sleeves for an afternoon of cooking with Nureen from [...]

Feed Me Good2019-08-12T14:22:07+00:00

Crowdfunder stories | Bertie’s adventure exploring mental health

2019-08-12T14:22:30+00:00

The team at Semble believe in supporting doers who are brave enough to share their stories. When Bertie Herrtage, Senior Coach at Crowdfunder, shared his project idea, we wanted to be part of the story. Bertie went on a journey around [...]

Crowdfunder stories | Bertie’s adventure exploring mental health2019-08-12T14:22:30+00:00

More stories from Eden Communities Camp: Feed Me Good & COGS

2019-08-12T14:30:34+00:00

We loved speaking to Nureen from Feed Me Good about the Feed Me Good Heritage Cookery Club project at the Eden Communities Camp. We also spoke to Harry from Cultivate Cornwall about the COGS project - Community Organisations and Groups Support. [...]

More stories from Eden Communities Camp: Feed Me Good & COGS2019-08-12T14:30:34+00:00

Here’s to 30 Years of The Food Chain this Christmas

2018-12-21T14:14:28+00:00

How did one act of kindness at Christmas become a charity with hundreds of volunteers that changes lives of people in London? This Christmas The Food Chain celebrates its 30th anniversary; I visited Clifford McManus, their Community Events and Fundraising Coordinator, [...]

Here’s to 30 Years of The Food Chain this Christmas2018-12-21T14:14:28+00:00

The Powerfully Ordinary People at Eden Community Camp

2018-11-19T12:27:25+00:00

‘Can you imagine…’  This seems to be a regular utterance at the other-worldly Eden Project. This is a place built on hope and imagining a better future. We attended the Eden Community Camp in November to join in the inspirational weekend and [...]

The Powerfully Ordinary People at Eden Community Camp2018-11-19T12:27:25+00:00