Sustainable Futures Champion (Volunteer Role) Are you looking for hands-on practical experience of working at a grassroots community level to create a sustainable future? If the answer is ‘yes’ then our opportunity could be just what you’re looking for… Do you want to learn: Positive ways to tackle the environmental Read more [...]
Sustainable Futures Co-ordinator (Volunteer Role) Voluntary position 3 days per week, including 5 days “leave”. For 4 months Two professional qualifications in energy efficiency and solar energy offered as part of the role Based 2 mins from Greenwich Station with some travel into Lewisham and other SE Boroughs The deadline Read more [...]
North Kensington Community Energy is a community benefit society and the first community-owned energy enterprise in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. We are installing solar panels on 2 primary schools and a community centre. Electricity from these climate change fighting solar panels will help power the schools and create a community Read more [...]
Earth Moves offers educational and transformational experiences and events. We are a cooperative who adhere to cooperative ethics and principles. We advocate holistic, self-empowered and creative ways of engagement, healing, conflict resolution and enhanced understanding. We believe that arts, well-being activities, nature immersion and horticulture are life-enhancing for the individual, Read more [...]
Building better co-operative businesses The Hive is a business support programme from Co-operatives UK and The Co-operative Bank, for people wanting to start or grow co-operative or community enterprises. Our mix of online resources, advice and training can help you build a better co-operative business.
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A Local residents association for people in the Mount Wise area of Devonport. Aimed to help, support, and bring together the community. We want to help with local issues. Common problems. Neighbourhood security.
Park Hill Community Allotment is the first development of allotment space in Liverpool since the second world war. The site is five acres, our community is growing and more raised bed plots are due to be under construction soon.
Community Energy Merseyside Re-Opens Share Offer Community Energy Merseyside has renewed its drive to raise community investment to put solar panels on four community buildings in Liverpool as part of its campaign to create carbon-free and solar neighbourhoods in the poorest parts of the city. Supporters can invest £250-£2000 and Read more [...]
Edinburgh Community Solar Co-operative,supported by Energy4All, has developed an exciting opportunity for people in Edinburgh. We are installing solar PV arrays on 25 public buildings around the city that will be owned by a new co-operative. This will be achieved with a community share offer, giving priority to Edinburgh residents. You can become a member of Read more [...]
It’s apple harvest time and we’re inviting you to trade in your apples for cider! Its simple to do, you just need to bring your apples to the Hawkes Ciderhouse (Arch 361, Winchelsea Road, London, E7 0AQ), the team will weigh your donated apples and give you a percentage of cider Read more [...]
Open source software owned and managed as a commonwealth Developed by food policy activists in the Open Food Foundation in Australia The software is flexible; facilitating food distribution for multiple business models including farmers markets, local shops, food hubs, food co-ops and producers selling direct to public This creates cross-selling Read more [...]
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Dance group Konverse Elite to litter pick around Barking and Dagenham, then used the space to perform a set dance piece.
A rolling series of Saturday and Wednesday mornings to clean up a derelict one acre site off Trinity Road in Wandsworth, SW London. The jobs range from clearing rubbish to bashing brambles through to planting up and preparing a unique community growing space in line with sustainable principles.
Repowering is a not-for-profit co-operative that specialises in creating local energy through the delivery of community owned renewable energy projects.
Seventy years after rockets shot to the ground tearing buildings down around the borough, a group of residents have restored a forgotten memorial in honour of those who lost their lives. In December 1944 an attack from the air destroyed six buildings in the Callonfield Estate, Walthamstow. Many were injured Read more [...]
Team London Bridge has been working since 2007 to ease anti-social behaviour and street drinking on this site. The layout of the space contributed to these issues and the gardens felt unsafe with dead-end corners and segregated spaces. Consultation revealed a desire for more character and opportunities for the whole Read more [...]
Proper Job is a not for profit cooperative which is passionate about zero waste and stopping resources being lost in landfill. we have been composting since 1992 and opened our community cafe in 1995 and reuse site in 2000. our name Proper Job reflects the desire to create local work Read more [...]
To be the first contact for anybody wanting to find out more about all outdoor learning in Devons schools. To be the first port of call for everyone wanting to improve the food culture in their school. To be the umbrella organisation encompassing health, food, outdoor learning, waste reduction, composting, Read more [...]
To create an up to date map and current information about the 50 Great Trees of London as a reference and for public interest. Tree information to be supplied from time to time by local volunteers and submitted via the TiCL system. The data to be kept freely and publicly Read more [...]
This not-for-profit co-operative has been initiated for bee-keepers in the Tamar Valley (Devon & Cornwall) to: 1. Provide a facility to access new markets for honey and bee-related products 2. Provide expertise and training in legislation on production, packaging and labelling. 3. Purchase bee-keeping consumables in bulk and distribute to Read more [...]
Harrowbarrow & Metherell Community orchard group are transforming a neglected piece of land on the outskirts of the villages into a traditional Tamar Valley orchard. The new orchard will be populated with local varieties of apple and cherry trees as well as edible hedgerows. A group of pigs turns over Read more [...]
Hi everyone I’m becoming aware of the small steps we can make to help birds in decline find their way towards prosperity. To start with I am thinking of Swifts, which suffer from difficulty to find suitable locations for their nests and might eventually stop coming to breed in the Read more [...]
Pioneering Urban Living London Community Neighbourhood Co-operative (LCNC) is an innovative urban project who are making a positive difference. With increasing climate challenges, breakdown of communities and financial insecurity, LCNC is committed to being part of the solution. LCNC plans to create a community run, low tech, flexible model for Read more [...]
Tickets now on sale for Seeding the City 17 and 18 May Tours, talks and fireside concert as part of Human-Nature A programme of talks across two days in May, curated in partnership with Nomad and held in association with The Chelsea Fringe Festival and as part of the London Festival Read more [...]
With abundant experience in the field, Farnham Local Food is now looking to share its food-growing skills with the wider community. Not only are we growing vegetables, we are also growing growers! We already have a consolidated team of volunteers behind us so our next step is to train our Read more [...]
Nearly Wild Camping is developing a network of camp locations across the UK, providing opportunities for people to leave the boundaries of traditional campsites behind, experiencing nature and learning from their hosts about the local countryside, heritage and wildlife. Nearly Wild Camping will be a Co-operative of campers and locations Read more [...]
Brand new funded two year growing programme to develop food growing network in Lambeth to support all the growing groups.The programme will be delivering training and food events, will have access to zip cars and there will be money available for individual growing groups.
We are a bunch of people trying to turn three hundred year old houses in the Welsh borders into comfortable, environmentally sound, affordable accommodation. We also have seven acres of very mixed land, on which we grow some fuel, food, wildlife and beauty. Right now, we are trying to raise Read more [...]
Community Energy Warwickshire is a community-based energy co-operative which aims to help generate renewable energy and reduce energy consumption in Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull. It has installed solar panels on the roofs at local hospitals. It has run energy saving workshops as well as investigating other local options for renewable Read more [...]
South East London Community Energy (SELCE) was formed in February 2014 by a group of Greenwich and Lewisham residents. Aware of the need to tackle climate change, to reduce carbon emissions, for a rapid transition to low carbon energy sources and to reduce levels of fuel poverty, we formed SELCE Read more [...]
The Tree Life Centre is a community tree nursery which grows native trees and shrubs, windflowers and a range of different fruit trees. Volunteers from many different backgrounds help to look after the nursery and to care for the plants
FoodSmiles is a Community Supported Agriculture Initiative based in the St. Albans area. There are 30 members and we regularly meet on the farm to grow food for our weekly veg box – using only what is grow on the farm. We are based at Hammonds End Farm – Read more [...]
The Community Farm supplies fresh organic fruit and vegetables to homes and businesses in and around Bristol, Bath and the Chew Valley. We are a community-focussed social enterprise more than 500 local people share ownership of the farm and have a say in how it is run. We provide Read more [...]
Beacon Farms is an Community Benefit Society set up to protect Bristol’s excellent soils, educate budding growers in sustainable techniques and provide great, fresh local food to the people of Bristol and South Glos. Its first project is acquiring land and setting up Beacon Farms in Winterbourne – on the South Read more [...]
Bristol Energy Cooperative (BEC) is a community-owned energy cooperative, growing Greater Bristols local green energy supply and making the benefits available to all. We develop renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, and helps others to do the same. We got started in 2011. Our projects are funded by investor members. Read more [...]
Birmingham Friends of the Earth is the only organisation in Birmingham campaigning on biodiversity, climate change, energy, transport, air quality and waste. We work to change policy at local and national level for a more sustainable world. We are based in our building The Warehouse and hold regular campaigns meetings Read more [...]
Plan to build a 100kW micro hydro electricity generating plant beside the River Calder at Whalley near Clitheroe with a power output of 345,000 kWh pa. See website for more details. Share issue open 6-27 November 2013 to raise funds for construction beginning in April 2014. Whalley Hydro is an Read more [...]
www.volunteeranything.com is an online noticeboard for people to post offers/requests to help each other and work together. This project started in Waltham Forest and we are looking to get people together and get out onto the streets to raise people’s awareness of this site and help people avoid Credit Loan Read more [...]
BHESCo is an energy service company working with schools and nurseries to supply cleaner, cheaper energy for no upfront cost. Our aim is to implement solutions that help schools reduce their energy costs forever. We act as project manager, overseeing the planning, installation, cost management and operating performance of the Read more [...]
community gardens with raised bed allotments
Do you grow grapes in your garden or allotment that you would like to have made into a clean and pleasant tasting wine? If so, then local community food co-operative Organiclea is inviting you to bring your harvested grapes to its Hawkwood Winery this autumn. The Hawkwood Winery is the Read more [...]
Whistlewood Common is a project to create a new type of edible and productive community woodland. In just over 12 months volunteers have planted thousands of trees, orchards, forest gardens, coppice, craft materials, perennials and other useful community resources. We aim to demonstrate that community woodlands can be highly productive spaces. We also run courses in sustainability and Read more [...]
Team London Bridge working with The Architecture Foundation and Southwark Council have transformed a long forgotten cut through from Magdalen Street to Bermondsey Street known as Gibbon’s Rent. Designed by emerging Australian architect Andrew Burns and award-winning landscape architect Sarah Eberle Gibbon’s Rent has been transformed into a permanent shared green Read more [...]
Fully Mutual housing cooperative interested in permaculture, community building, low impact living etc. We are a cooperative centred around a multi generational family and feel that we have hit upon an interesting model for inter-generational management of a collective asset.
Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden is a unique community garden in the heart of Deptford. Sited in an old primary school in Deptford. Explore and enjoy the gardens two tree houses, wild areas, log cabin, amphitheatres, polytunnels, ping pong tables, vegetables patches and wildlife pond full, join in with regular weekend Read more [...]