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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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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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Spirit of Manchester Story Week 2020 – No Going Back

12 Aug 2020 - 11:56 by michelle.foster

spirit story 2020

Are you a Manchester voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisation?

Would you like to share a story of your new everyday activity, as part of the 2020 Spirit of Manchester Story Week in September?

We are looking for 20 VCSE organisations to share their stories during the week of 21-25 September.

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Fallowfield Loop Consultation

27 Jul 2020 - 13:29 by michelle.foster

fallowfield loopThe Fallowfield Loop is a 14km long off-road path used by pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders running from Chorlton-cum-Hardy in the west through Fallowfield and Levenshulme to Gorton and Fairfield in the east of Manchester. Its name comes from the railway line which used to run along its length. These days it is tarmacked to provide an off-road route that runs from Chorlton in the west to Fairfield in the east.

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Action for Conservation WildWEB – digital action programme for young people

3 Jul 2020 - 14:36 by michelle.foster

action for conservationAction for Conservation have launched WildWEB, a brand new digital programme to support young people aged 13 - 17 to take action for the environment over this period and prepare for the world that lies beyond the lockdown.

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Manchester Climate Change Partnership are recruiting for a Chair

2 Jul 2020 - 13:25 by michelle.foster

manchester climate change partnershipManchester is one of the first cities in the world to set climate change commitments in line with the Paris Agreement. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the group set up to ensure the city responds to its ambitious commitments, the Manchester Climate Change Partnership (the Partnership).

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Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan Update

21 May 2020 - 15:38 by michelle.foster

GMCAGreater Manchester is calling on Government to support its plans to ‘build back better’ and help to tackle air pollution as the city-region sets out ambitions for a green economic recovery.

The coronavirus pandemic has seen air pollution levels drop by 30% and road traffic volumes fall by as much as 52% across Greater Manchester as a result of the lockdown – and at the same time cycling journeys have increased by 42%.

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