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Spirit of Manchester Story Week 2020 - "Forming a better connection with the place I live"

21 Sep 2020 - 12:07 by helen.walker

"It gives us a great sense of community and optimism that we can do something instead of being subject to inexorable global heating that we can’t do anything about"

Whalley Range Climate Action Group is a group of people who aim to mitigate the effect of their local community on climate change and decrease the effect that global warming has on Whalley Range.

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Spirit of Manchester 2020 Quiz

29 September, 2020 - 19:30 to 21:30

Join us for what will certainly be an entertaining evening raising valuable funds for the Spirit of Manchester Fund.

The Spirit of Manchester Fund provides mini-grants to local voluntary community groups, social enterprises or registered charities to help deliver projects, events or community activities which improve the wellbeing of people who live, work or study in Manchester.

Due to Covid-19 we will be using the power of digital technology to run the quiz.

Being Well by Growing Veg

17 Sep 2020 - 15:28 by michelle.foster

A community project by Ryder Brow Community Allotment Society offers gentle gardening for wellbeing, growing organic vegetables while connecting with nature. The project will run every Monday from 5 October to 9 November, 10am to 11am at Ryder Brow Allotment, Plot 31, Far Lane, Gorton, Manchester M18 7FF.

It’s free to attend.

To register to attend contact 07735 806 188, or email: ryder.brow@yahoo.com

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The Big Ideas Debate with Ed Miliband MP: Delivering Environmental Justice

23 September, 2020 - 16:00 to 17:30

At this event, Ed Miliband MP will consider unique, big ideas for policies which would radically reduce our emissions whilst also addressing wider issues of economic and social injustice.

Each speaker will present their ‘big policy idea’ and be quizzed by Ed Miliband. The audience will be able to ask questions and will ultimately choose their favourite of policy ideas.

The event will take place online using Zoom, which can be accessed via internet or phone. A link to join the webinar will be emailed to you following registration.


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Green Recovery Challenge Fund

14 Sep 2020 - 14:17 by michelle.foster

heritage fundGrants from £50,000 to £5m are now available to kick-start the nation’s green recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

The Green Recovery Challenge Fund is open to environmental charities and partnerships that include at least one environmental charity, with projects in England that are ready to start.

All projects must contribute to at least one of the following themes:

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Greater Manchester Green Summit 2020

21 September, 2020 (All day) to 24 September, 2020 (All day)

The Greater Manchester Green Summit 2020 is taking place virtually from 21 - 24 September.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a huge focus for all of us over the past few months, but the climate emergency has not gone away. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority are still working with partners in Greater Manchester on achieving their carbon neutral target by 2038. Find out more about the progress they’re making by registering for this free event hosted by the Youth Combined Authority (YCA) and the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham.

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2 x Community Projects Co-ordinator (Active Travel) at Groundwork Greater Manchester and WalkRide Greater Manchester

Groundwork Greater Manchester and WalkRide Greater Manchester have been successful in securing National Lottery Climate Action Fund investment together with the Chorlton Climate Action Partnership. The project aims to create a permanent shift in the way people move around the area, increasing walking and cycling and enhancing our local neighbourhood in favour of people.

The Partnership is looking to recruit to two new posts, one with Groundwork and one with WalkRide to form the project team and:

37 hours per week
£30,000 per annum
Chorlton office, Trafford Ecology Park, home working
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Programme Coordinator – North West England at Action for Conservation

Action for Conservation are at a critical moment in our earth’s history, and it’s never been more important to empower every young person to fight for their future and the future of the planet. Action for Conservation is an innovative young charity using pioneering approaches to inspire the next generation of environmental leaders. Action for Conservation work with young people from diverse backgrounds to build a youth movement committed to the earth.

Full Time
£23,500 - £25,500 per annum depending on experience
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New Trustees wanted at Community Forest Trust

24 Aug 2020 - 14:17 by michelle.foster

community forest trustCommunity Forest Trust are currently seeking to recruit up to four further trustees to join their board to help take the organisation through the next few years of dynamic and exciting change, expansion of operations and on-the-ground delivery.

This is a great opportunity to contribute to a high-profile agenda and inform the delivery of national programmes of tree planting.

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Chorlton community group wins £200,000 National Lottery Climate Action Fund to help it kickstart a clean, green future

17 Aug 2020 - 10:26 by michelle.foster

A group of Chorlton residents have teamed up to win just over £200,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund’s brand-new Climate Action Fund to get their local area ‘back on its feet’ after COVID-19 through people-powered transport.

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