Touch of Sparkle provides ‘care packs’ to patients at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, UK. The care packs are mostly donated to cancer patients in the oncology department but batches are also produced for other departments as part of special projects, at the request of the hospital. Touch of Sparkle is Read more [...]
It’s difficult keeping families fed, watered and full of fun for a whole summer, so in St Mark & St Cuthbert’s Community Hall we run a programme of Holiday Fun throughout the summer, with a range of art, craft, sport activities, all with free lunch. Summer 2018 saw 680+ meals Read more [...]
We are a volunteer led group of stroke survivors and carers who firmly believe there is still a life to be enjoyed after a stroke. We meet every Thursday morning at the Cefn Glas Residential Home in Blackwood (NP12 1WS) to socialise and organise our many trips, outings and activities. Read more [...]
We’re a non-profit organsation that encourages people to: make recycled, strong, washable, reusable morsbags to give away in their local communities keep waste textiles out of landfill learn a new skill be creative create and encourage sociable local community links be aware of the issues and environmental impact associated with Read more [...]
Common Ground is a celebration of organic food growing using sustainable practices. We bring people together in nature to cultivate and enjoy all the earth has to offer. It is a space to share stories, skills and edible delights. It is more important than it has ever been for us to connect with our environment, Read more [...]
Vale Park is a small grassy park on the west border of Brighton. There is some woodland and planted borders, plus a children’s playground. It’s in a mainly residential working class area. The Friends of Vale Park group started its efforts a few years ago to improve the park and Read more [...]
My name is Sophia and I host weekly Crafternoon creative wellbeing sessions in Northampton, sharing an array of colourful crafting skills in a relaxed setting are open to all. Sessions are all about you as an individual, and encourages people to practice mindfulness and self care through a creative medium Read more [...]
WAG is a creative group for adults experiencing mental health issues. The group meets weekly to participate in creative activities. These are varied, so far this includes, collage, experiments with colour, mindful art, water colours. We have planned block printing, willow craft, marzipan modelling and wire sculpting. We are hoping Read more [...]
We are a pop up surplus food cafe running events across Bristol, using food donated by local businesses. We run a pay as you feel system with all profits going to local charitable groups and projects. We have supported causes such as Better Food’s ‘Streets to Kitchen’ campaign, a project Read more [...]
Plastic-Free Hackney (PFH) is a campaign group looking to tackle society’s throwaway, excessive and unnecessary plastic. Plastic pollution is an issue that connects the environment with all parts of society and is something that we need to take action on at every level to stop the flood of plastic pollution Read more [...]
Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Coalie Park EdinburghScotland (map) Let’s give Leith a spring clean to celebrate #EarthDay2019. Last year almost 400 people took part in 11 litterpicks around Leith and collected more than half a tonne of litter from our streets. Can we break this record in 2019? Meet: Read more [...]
LINK TO THE CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN International attention remains firm on Venezuela but the suffering of the people is only getting worse. Thousands are fleeing because of hunger, lack of healthcare, government intimidation and so much more. 35,000 people cross the border from Venezuela to Colombia each day. In Read more [...]
We aim to #FeedBelliesNotBins with excess supermarket food waste by creating a delicious community meal.
“International initiative ‘Green Drinks’ is a monthly meeting of environmentally-minded folk in cities (and towns) around the world. A chance to meet and chat with other people interested in environmental issues in a casual setting once a month.” WHEN: Every fourth Tuesday of the month – i.e. 22nd January, Read more [...]
ridding Exmouth of litter one street at a time… adopt your street and use this card to involve your neighbours! to see the card, please go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hatelitter/ We need litter picking people, organisers, facebook admins… We need administrators, local lobbyists, litter picker people, facebook admins. This project Read more [...]
UPDATE – JUNE 2019. Our project has been completed! On May 29 lots of volunteers helped to install the water plants and shrubs purchased with the Greggs Environmental Fund grant. The pond has been transformed and the ducks have settled back into their restored home. Now we will enjoy watching Read more [...]
This project is aimed at raising the health and ecological benefits of apples, we have already had two projects days which included foraging and picking wild applies and holding and Apple day to recruit people in the Breightmet area of Bolton who will receive a free Apple tree in the Read more [...]
An experiment in micro funding, where people come together, pitch ideas, eat soup and vote on the project they think will most benefit the Truro community.
Ley Hill Park is located in Bartley Green Birmingham a deprived area of the city. The Friends of Ley Hill park are a group of local resident volunteers (26 at the last count) who work with local schools, local wildlife charities (BBCWT, TCV, Urban Buzz,BOSF ) and Birmingham Council to Read more [...]
Following on from a hedgehog re-introduction programme, this project will bring in relevant experts to engage and educate villagers, via walks and talks, on the status of butterflies and moths, wildflowers, birds, bumblebees, bats, other mammals and trees. These, together with our own day and night time surveys will establish Read more [...]
This is a large grassed area, the local council have given it to us provided we can turn it into something wonderful for our community. We have so far made a beautiful top garden, 3 large high planters for wheelchair users, 4 giant tractor tyres for children, these are all Read more [...]
Surplus with Purpose collects surplus fruit and veg from allotments, gardens and hedgerows and distributes it to people and places that could use a little help. We build partnerships with community fridge organisers, care homes and homeless shelters.
Our forest garden was started in 2016 after a patch of abandoned allotments, fast turning into a woodland choked by rampant undergrowth, was discovered in the Pevensey area. With the help of grants from Wealden District Council and Pevensey Parish Council, and a small but dedicated band of volunteers, we Read more [...]
The Jubiloaks conservation group works in the village of Oakley & Deane in Hampshire. Our community planting event takes place in September with 2018 as the 4th event. We are delighted to have received funding from the Greggs Foundation to support the purchase of wild flower bulbs and equipment for Read more [...]
We are a group of villagers aiming to tidy up the mess in our area, to encourage people to walk the area and visit the waterfalls, and to keep our locals happy,whilst having fun!
Our over all goal is to promote healthy living amd educating children on were vegetables come from and helping pollination within our community with the help of our honey bees. We have 2 toddler groups which we are getting involved and working in partnership with our local early years centre, Read more [...]
We are a small, informal community group , for the past couple of years have been developing a small woodland garden area with the emphasis on heritage, leisure and garden development
A group of volunteers who regularly dip into the River Frome as it winds it’s way through Eastville Park in Bristol to take out any litter we can find. Our work improves the water quality, protects wildlife and makes the river much more attractive for park visitors.
Helping veterans in recovery from mental health and substance issues and social deprivation to gain lifeskills and peer-support through caring for a piece of local riverbank.
West Wales’ rivers are suffering with pollution of many types. One of the most visible being plastic pollution and litter. This grant will be used to directly remove these from four tributaries of the River Tywi in Carmarthenshire, providing safety equipment and tools for volunteers to extract and dispose of Read more [...]
‘Make, Do & Mend’: responding to an invitation from the Kindle Centre to provide an inclusive regular ‘repair’ based event for their community we will reduce waste, re-awaken the repair expertise of the local community, and support them with environmentally aware re-cycling & up-cycling fun and healthy local seasonal cooking.
To create a new Bog Garden with dipping pools at a neglected area in the park. The site is in a lovely shaded glade surrounded by trees and a bluebell bank. It is on a natural water course with moderately damp and very wet areas. It has a lot of dappled shade and some Read more [...]
An ongoing project to transform an underused community space into a small urban woodland garden that will be used as an outdoor classroom and green community space. Avant-Gardening has developed the project in partnership with Fair Community Housing Services, Tower Bridge Primary School and Snowsfields Primary School. This is part Read more [...]
Pond dipping is a great outdoor activity that really connects young people with nature and their environment. Restoring this pond not only will benefit the local community by providing a larger, safer site to undertake several different activities, but also the wildlife that inhabits it. Currently overgrown trees and scrub Read more [...]
Looking at improving, using and learning from our herb garden. Making scalable items from the herbs produced to fund further community work on the estate. We will train 5 local residents in Food Hygiene Level 2 so they can utilise the herbs being grown to make interesting and unusual products Read more [...]
Morpeth and District Red Squirrels (MAD RS) is a small voluntary group, formed in 2012. Our aim is to protect and preserve native red squirrels within Morpeth and the surrounding area. Northumberland is fortunate to have red squirrels living in woodlands and gardens within the county. We provide information and Read more [...]
We are an allotment society in Shipley, West Yorkshire, currently developing a community garden. We receive a Greggs Foundation Environment Grant which is really helping us to develop the site. Find out more or even apply for a plot at http://northcliffe.btck.co.uk/
To create a community orchard within our community woodland. Hoping to plant UK indigenous fruit varieties. The project is supported by the Greggs Foundation.
We are a Residents’ Association covering 400 households, who initiated a project called Blooming Community 6 years ago. We have installed planters on the streets, planted fruit trees in the community, hold regular litter picks and improve links between our community and the council and police. We hold an annual Read more [...]
Monmouth Park is very much a blank canvass, an open green space. Although there are some trees in the park, much more can be done to make it more enjoyable and environmentally friendly for park users and local residents. At the moment the park is very much a cut through. Read more [...]
The Friends of Nant Fawr is a voluntary group and we work with 6 local schools in the local environment. The Nant Fawr is 100 acre site of meadows and woodlands in the north of the City and the entrances are neglected areas (the local council depends on local volunteers Read more [...]
Redistributing good quality, outgrown baby and children’s clothing as gifts between families for Mother’s Day. When it comes to childrens clothing weve been looking behind the seams. A whopping 183 million items of outgrown baby clothing are stashed in UK homes, enough to provide over 250 items for each baby Read more [...]
We are residents from the local area working to green up three estates – Patmore, Carey Gardens and Savona. We come together every Friday morning 10-12 to garden around the local area, helping people who cannot look after their own gardens, and developing more wildlife and food growing areas in Read more [...]
New Malden Garden Taskforce is a way for gardeners to get together and tackle big projects in a group together. Are you interested in joining New Malden’s newest task force. We are looking for energetic team of local volunteers where needed to brighten our town? Facebook Group: New Malden Garden Taskforce
We are an inclusive community group situated in the heart of the Lincolnshire farming countryside and have been given a grant from The Woodlands trust for 500 native trees and 850 meters of hedgerow. This is to create more safe corridors for native British wildlife to allow them cover from Read more [...]
South East Essex Organic Gardeners in partnership with Trust Links and Southend in Transition SATURDAY, 24th FEBRUARY 10:00 -14:00 Corner of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase Admission FREE – Refreshments and much more Take some freebies home. Bring your seeds to swap or donate to our seed bank. Get surprised Read more [...]
A group of keen volunteers guerilla gardening on our Estate to make the place look and feel better.