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New Year, New Goals - What would you spend your #first500 on in 2017? APPLY NOW

Posted by James Dowdell on December 1, 2016

We know that Christmas and New Year is an extremely busy time for community projects all across the country. A time when their resources are often overstretched and support is often hard to come by. That’s why we’ve created the #First500 Fund, where we’re asking local companies to support these local groups in their hour of need ... Continue reading »

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A network of community projects located in Brighton

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Brighthelm Garden Group

The reconvened Brighthelm Garden Group meets every Thursday 11:00 - 13:00 to help maintain the Brighthelm Centre's community garden.For up to date information on what we've been doing, join the group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/192077340845073/The group is very friendly and always happy to welcome new volunteers for a bit of weeding, pruning, lawn mowing, good conversation and/or coffee drinking! 

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Have you entered the National CSR Awards 2017?

National CSR Awards 2017The National CSR Awards goes beyond recognising businesses for their responsible and sustainable practices. It is about rewarding change; building platforms to learn, share and progress ideas; and encouraging the development of engaged and ethical business practices.We are big supporters of the National CSR Awards, as we believe it is a great platform to showcase the brilliant projects, partnerships and all the investment in our local community that has taken place over the year within the Project Dirt community. No matter how small your organisation or project, we encourage you to get involved. The awards are open to corporates, SMEs, NGOs, Community and local initiatives. Entries open on Thursday, 1st December 2016Exciting 2017 Categories...All categories are open to businesses, social enterprises and charities of all sizes and will be judged accordingly.Here are a few of our favourite categories that may be most relevant to the Project Dirt community:Best Sustainable Small Business - This award is aimed at businesses of less than 50 employees that were established to offer a sustainable service or a business whose operation has a positive impact on the environment. Read More >>Best ‘Grass Roots’ Community Initiative – This FREE TO ENTER award is aimed at small companies and social enterprises that have sought to instigate a project for the benefit of their local community. Read More >>Best Individual Community Project This award is open to any community development project, including national or local Government, public, third sector organisations and businesses that have developed a community project. Read More>>Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (Circular Economy) This award is open to all initiatives taking a ‘circular economy’ approach to site and project specific resources during 2015-2016, focusing on waste reduction and recycling. Read More>>Best Education Project This award is open to corporate social responsibility programmes that are developed with the aim of expanding learning, enhancing access to information and providing unique academic experiences. These programmes, with a ‘learning’ theme, should engage local schools or other education/training establishments showing creativity and innovation focusing on apprenticeships, equality & inclusion, STEM or the environment and will have been delivered between 2014-2016. Read More>>Best International Sustainable Community This award is open to any organisation that has developed and maintained an innovative international sustainable programme in a community outside the UK between 2011 and 2016.Read More>>Nutritional & Health Awareness Initiative This award is open to retailers, chefs, nutritionists, food production organisations, pharmaceuticals and campaigners whose work has had a significant impact on local and/ or national delivery, policy, implementation or public nutrition. Read More>>You can read more info and a full list of categories on the website.Entries open on Thursday 1 December 2016 and close on 1st February 2017.

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Mushroom Cultivation

9:30, Saturday 15th April

Hosted by: Brighton Permaculture Trust

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Building with Hemp Lime

South East | East Sussex | Brighton

This course covers the practical application and theory of building with hemp lime (hempcrete), a superb, ...

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Forest Gardening

South East | East Sussex | Brighton

Learn how to grow fruit, nuts, salads and perennial vegetables as a low maintenance, highly productive ...

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Self Building an Earthship

South East | East Sussex | Brighton

*Repeats 13-15 OctoberThis course is for anyone interested in learning about the construction of an Earthship. ...

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