Nation news

England

Creating Community Green Spaces, 26 May

Join us for this free event on how to create a Community Green or Grow Space.  We'll be joined by three fantastic speakers: Maria Billington from Gatis Community Space, Sara Latimer from Edible Eastbourne, and Michael French from Grounded Community.  Each of whom has a diverse and engaging story to tell about setting up thriving community green spaces.

Attendees will receive a comprehensive Eden Project Field Guide to Community Green Spaces booklet, and some native wildflower seeds to get you started!

This event is aimed at network members living in the West Midlands and South of England.  Register here!

See all our online workshops, regional and open to all. 

We have quite a few more ideas, workshops and events up our sleeve but if you have some concrete ideas or suggestions for events or workshops that would benefit you and your community right now please let us know and contact your regional Community Network Developer.

Scotland

Lots of funding opportunities for you this month - take a look, and good luck!

Community Path and Community Active Travel.

Operated by Paths for all, this grant supports groups promoting and maintaining local paths and active travel routes.

Apply online.

Enabling Neighbourshoods and Communities Fund

Funded by Scottish Government, these small grants are for community groups helping to increase community connection and wellbeing, to help them bounce back from Covid.

Find out more.

Ideas Fund

Operated by Wellcome, this funding is for Highlands and Islands communities to get involved with research into wellbeing in their communities.

Apply here.

Future Proofing Rural and Island Communities

Operated by Scottish Government, this funding is for rural and island communities to trial initiatives that will improve the future approach to rural community support.

Find out more.

Greenspace Scotland Resources - better outside.

A fabulous set of resources to help you take community activities outside!

Find them here.

Wales

Tempo Time Credits and The Big Lunch

This summer, thanks to Tempo and funding from Welsh Government, if you organise and host a Big Lunch in Wales, you can claim Tempo Time Credits in return for the hours you give.  We value your time and efforts, and are thrilled to be able to show that thanks with Tempo Time Credits.

Find out more, and join our introductory zoom session here

Network event

Confidence to Connect: Small steps and ideas to re-building a positive and inclusive community - 25 May, 7pm

Feel a little out of practice in how to connect with neighbours, communities or groups at the moment?  Over 20 million people in the UK feel the same, and we are struggling with re-entry anxiety.  This positive and uplifting session will share practical ideas for how we can help break down those barriers for people and proveide 'stepping stones' within our streets and communities to welcome people out of their doors once more.

Register for your free place here.

Northern Ireland

Funding

We share all our Northern Ireland funding notifications on Facebook on our page and group, come and join us!