Project Dirt has outgrown its name! The 3,500+ projects now in our network work on a variety of important issues, not only with an environmental focus. ‘Project Dirt’ no longer justly represented the diversity and breadth of impact in our network. With a growing community, we need a name that represents and speaks to this diverse group.
Bringing people together is at the core of what we do, but this isn’t just coming together, its assembling those who want to support community action and connecting them with incredible causes. Semble is a call to action, an invitation to get involved, get restless, get inspired and get together. To Semble is to bring people together to make a change.
We have a brand-new look for the organisation and a brand-new website. However, our core mission remains the same: to make change happen by sparking action in local communities.
Semble is committed to growing the UK’s most active platform for community groups. Like Project Dirt, the new Semble platform will continue to partner community groups, businesses and volunteers with shared beliefs so they can achieve more together. Through new design and features, we aim to do this even more effectively!
Here’s what’s new:
- Improved look and feel – we listened to feedback about the slighty clunky user experience of our Project Dirt site. A key focus for Semble was to enhance the use-ability and experience for our community. We’re still working on this, so please give us your feedback and let us know what you think.
- Best (and growing) directory of community projects in the UK – over these 10 years (!) we’ve built up a plethora of inspiring community projects. The new site will make community project pages simpler to use. Our new design face-lift will present your project’s content in the best light. Think of it as a shop window for your community project.
- More campaign opportunities – we run inspiring and impactful campaigns that connect and galvanise people passionate about community. We’ve added a campaigns page that makes it really easy to see all the new funding and volunteering opportunities that you can get involved in.
We are dedicated to creating a truly helpful resource that allows you to share ideas, find new people to work with and tell the story of your successes.
The platform is still a work in progress. Here are some of the new and upcoming features you can expect to see:
Resources hub – a growing tool box of helpful resources and top tips to help you grow your impact.
A catalogue of community events – an interactive catalogue of events – find events near you and add your own.
Community campaigns – an increasing number of inspiring and impactful funding and volunteering campaigns with new ones launching soon. Opportunities to join, or develop your own.
We are adding new resources and opportunities every week. Don’t miss out on hearing about these. Join our mailing list to receive the Semble Scoop every month. Stay updated with our pick of the best insight into community news, events and all round juice.
We invite you to explore the new platform, make yourself at home and get ready to Semble.
Hear more about the story behind our rebrand from our CEO here.