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The Big Tree Plant funding scheme

27 Feb 2013 - 10:29 by michelle.foster

The main aim of The Big Tree Plant funding scheme is to encourage and support community groups to plant trees in neighbourhoods where people live and work.

The Forestry Commission want to help improve the quality of life of those living in England’s towns, cities and residential areas by making neighbourhoods more attractive, healthy places to live; especially in areas of greatest deprivation and/or where there is little greenery.

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Climate Week 2013 4-10 March

25 Feb 2013 - 15:22 by michelle.foster

Climate week is Monday 4 March – Sunday 10 March 2013

Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future.

Culminating in a week of activities, it showcases practical solutions from every sector of society.

Each year, half a million people attend 3,000 events in Britain’s biggest ever environmental occasion. Events are run by schools, businesses, charities, councils and many others.

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BIG backed scheme puts volunteers at heart of parks

21 Feb 2013 - 12:28 by michelle.foster

Vital green spaces across England that are at risk of decline due to significant funding cuts are to be supported through a Lottery backed ‘Love Parks’ project announced today.

Big Lottery Fund (BIG) is awarding £416,450 to GreenSpace’s ‘Love Parks’ project which will see a nationwide network of trained volunteers created to help conserve parks and green spaces up and down the country.

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Climate Week 4 - 10 March 2013

17 Jan 2013 - 17:00 by michelle.foster

Climate Week is Britain’s largest campaign against climate change with over half a million people participating in more than 3,000 events each year.

Climate Week seeks to inspire a new wave of action on climate change. Showcasing real, practical ways to combat climate change, the campaign aims to renew our ambition to create a more sustainable, low-carbon future.

This is a great opportunity to showcase the exciting steps being taken to challenge climate change in your community and encourage others to join in.

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Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards

17 Jan 2013 - 16:25 by ian.green

Now that 2013 has arrived, there are fewer than 8 weeks until the deadline for all entries to the Responsible Business of the Year Awards, on Friday 1st March 2013.
Responsible Business of the Year Award
Recognising businesses that have adapted their business strategy so that their products, services and people build resilient communities and more sustainable futures.

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Greener Journeys Manchester grant winners announced

6 Dec 2012 - 14:31 by michelle.foster

Grants of £5,000 have been awarded to three Greater Manchester-based community organisations. The grants will fund innovative projects to encourage local people to leave their cars behind and try the bus instead.

The winners are:

Gaydio (leading a consortium of 8 community radio stations) – using local radio to deliver the benefits of taking the bus to thousands of drivers ahead of a ‘Get on Board’ day of activity

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Generating Success - support available to community renewable energy projects in the rural ward of Woodhouse Park

22 Oct 2012 - 11:52 by michelle.foster

Is your organisation interested in developing a community renewable energy project?

Have you considered installing solar panels, a wind turbine or a biomass boiler or would you like to generate energy through a community hydro project?

Generating Success aims to promote and encourage community based renewable projects both, locally in Greater Manchester and further afield. It will demonstrate just how straight forward it really can be and hopefully demystify the process to other groups who just need that extra bit of encouragement.

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£1m from Big Society Capital to help fund community energy projects

18 Oct 2012 - 16:10 by michelle.foster

Big Society Capital is to invest £1 million in PURE, the Clean Planet Trust, which will enable it to fund up to 70 community energy projects in deprived communities in the UK.

PURE’s Community Energy Fund combines both social and private investment: Big Society Capital’s investment will be boosted by donations from companies such as Barclays and British Airways.

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