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Stitched Up - Reduce waste and gain skills at the Repair Cafe

23 Sep 2019 - 11:35 by helen.walker

Saturday was a busy day for the Stitched Up Repair Cafe at their Chorlton HQ. This free volunteer-run event is on the 3rd Saturday of the month and anyone can drop in with their broken items to see if they can be fixed. On 21st September, they could help with fixing clothes, furniture, electrical items and computers.

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Support for organisations to make informed decisions about energy efficient initiatives

13 Sep 2019 - 10:40 by michelle.foster

GMCVOGMCVO are inviting expressions of interest to join a project in Greater Manchester that will support your organisation to be more energy efficient and reduce energy costs.

GMCVO are working with a collaboration of organisations from the public, private and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sectors on the ‘GM SME Zero Carbon Accelerator’ project, funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

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#SwapForGood September – Say NO to Single-Use

6 Sep 2019 - 11:18 by michelle.foster

Swap for goodWaste less, Live more is back.

This September, Keep Britain Tidy want to help you discover all of the simple ways you could make a #SwapForGood.

Keep Britain Tidy will be sharing the simple sustainable swaps we could all be making to help reduce single-use. Reducing our waste helps the environment and saves us money.

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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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