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Spirit of Manchester Story Week 2019 – Climate Emergency

6 Aug 2019 - 13:46 by michelle.foster

Are you a Manchester voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisation? Would you like to share a story of your activity to tackle the climate emergency, as part of the 2019 Spirit of Manchester Story Week in September?

Spirit of Manchester Story Week 2019 - Climate emergency

We are looking for 20 VCSE organisations to share their stories during the week of 23-27 September.

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The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service: 2019 Awardees

25 Jul 2019 - 11:41 by michelle.foster

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups. Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

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Celebrating 100 years of Social Action

22 Jul 2019 - 13:48 by michelle.foster

A tale of two cities

Monday 22 July 2019 marks 100 years (to the day) of the formation of Manchester and Salford Council of Social Service. Macc, Salford CVS and Gaddum have worked together to mark the occasion with a celebratory event at the People’s History Museum. We felt it is important to mark 100 years of social action across the twin cities of Salford and Manchester.

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Submit a suggestion to the Bee Network parklets consultation

21 Jun 2019 - 11:48 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester’s first Bee Network ‘parklet’ and ‘pocket park’ has launched on Bridgefield Street in Stockport. Dozens of parklets and pocket parks could be delivered throughout Greater Manchester as part of the Bee Network.

A parklet is a mini-park - usually the size of one or two car parking bays - that is typically installed on-street featuring seating, greenery and cycle parking. A pocket park is a small park-like space that enhances a variety of street types and can incorporate seating, planting, play and street gym equipment.

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Greenheys Residents Association – Gardening club Manchester Forest School

24 May 2019 - 10:47 by michelle.foster

Greenheys Residents Association are running a gardening club in Moss Side. It runs in Elizabeth Gaskell Square, just off Great Western Street, opposite Greenheys Adult Education Centre on Thursdays after school, 4pm-5pm for ages 5-15. Greenheys

Fees: £2.50 per child or £6 per household per club.  Pay in advance and get a discount £12/£30 for six

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Groundswell Manchester, Saturday 1 June 2019

2 May 2019 - 12:18 by michelle.foster

The clock is ticking. Less than 12 years – that's how long scientists say we have left to fix the climate. Heatwaves, floods, forest fires in the Arctic – the effects of climate change are happening and the window of opportunity to act is closing. Groundswell

Yet we have hope. The solutions to climate chaos are out there and by working together we can make them a reality.

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Great British Spring Clean and Great Big School Clean 22 March - 23 April 2019

22 Feb 2019 - 10:25 by michelle.foster

Keep Britain Tidy are calling on Litter Heroes across the country to help improve the environment on their doorstep. Keep Britain Today are aiming to inspire 500,000 people to join forces - in partnership with community organisations, businesses and the government - to collect and safely dispose of single-use plastic from our streets, parks and beaches, recycling as much as possible. Great British Spring Clean

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