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Pocket Parks Plus: supporting parks and public spaces where people can relax, exercise, socialise and play Grants Programme

14 Dec 2018 - 11:27 by michelle.foster

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is providing a £1 million fund to support the development of new pocket parks and to refurbish existing parks that have fallen into disrepair where their restoration could have a significant positive impact on the local community and address a specific local need. The Government is inviting applications from community groups interested establishing a new pocket park or refurbishing an existing park.

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Apply for a free Grow Wild seed kits to grow wildflowers this Spring

7 Dec 2018 - 11:36 by michelle.foster

This coming spring Grow Wild are giving away free wildflower seed kits to groups who want to add a splash of colour to their area. The kits include wildflower seeds, a growing guide and resources for people to get their neighbours and group members involved in activity, and would work for both growing in containers (e.g. around a community centre or library) or in existing spaces (e.g. borders in a park or a community garden). Grow Wild

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Real Junk Food Mcr – New sustainable catering social enterprise crowdfunding campaign

28 Sep 2018 - 10:31 by michelle.foster

You may have seen that Real Junk Food Manchester is starting a new project. After a year of running Manchester’s first waste food pay-as-you-feel restaurant, Real Junk Food Manchester are developing a new venture - our city’s first waste food catering social enterprise. Real Junk Food

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Green-fingered gardeners sow the seeds of success at North Manchester General Hospital

27 Sep 2018 - 15:36 by michelle.foster

Older adults at North Manchester General Hospital can enjoy a new wellbeing garden thanks to green-fingered mental health service users and social enterprise Sow the City.

Service Users from Park House, part of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, have been taking part in the Hospital Beds project.

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Macc is a recruiting a new Chair of Trustees

30 Aug 2018 - 14:32 by michelle.foster

Macc is a charity and put simply, our purpose is the city of Manchester. We work to inspire, enable and support the people of Manchester to get involved and build the communities where we live, work and grow. We are the support and development organisation for local charities, voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises. Macc

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Macc is recruiting new Trustees

30 Aug 2018 - 14:31 by michelle.foster

Macc is a charity and put simply, our purpose is the city of Manchester. We work to inspire, enable and support the people of Manchester to get involved and build the communities where we live, work and grow. We are the support and development organisation for local charities, voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises. Macc

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UK Fruit and Veg shortfall – national crisis or opportunity to build a new generation of sustainable farmers?

24 Aug 2018 - 11:02 by michelle.foster

An additional 2 million tonnes of fruit and veg is required to feed the UK’s growing population, yet less than 1% of the UK’s agricultural area is used for producing it. With the right support and resources we could seize this as an opportunity to boost the local food and farming sector in the UK. In Greater Manchester the Kindling Trust is working to do just that, making fresh organic veg available to communities, and encouraging new people into growing as a viable career option.

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