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Feeding the City

19 January, 2019 - 13:30 to 17:00

Feeding the City is a fully funded 12 month programme that will support sustainable food start-ups across all of the UK. Successful applicants will receive bursaries, and have access to business and food expert advice and training throughout 2019. Come to this Idea-Generating Workshop to find out more and explore your ideas.

Our cities are growing and we’re struggling to feed ourselves sustainably. What food problems would you like to solve for your community? Do you play with the idea of starting your social business or already have an idea in mind?

Part-time Beekeeper at Volition Community

Volition Community is a charity based at Manchester Cathedral. Volition Community are innovative in their approach to volunteering and employability. Volition Community bring Cathedrals, civic leaders, partners, and business together to open up job opportunities for local unemployed people who are Volition Community volunteers. Volition Community’s aim is to “level the playing field” so that more unemployed people can achieve their goal of securing a good job.

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Monday 1pm-4pm, Wednesday 1pm-4pm. The successful candidate will be expected to attend monthly meetings once every 6-8 weeks, and Open Days once a month
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£10 per hour
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Manchester Cathedral, Manchester Cathedral Visitors Centre, Salford Cathedral
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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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