Good to hear you're looking to find out how you can be a part of the #first500 campaign! We are hopeful over the next 4 weeks this will snowball (excuse the seasonal pun) and more companies will want to contribute to building the pot, meaning more goals will get backed. On top of creating real impact locally this will ... Continue reading »
A network of community projects located in the London borough of Hackney
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A community garden created in Spring 2010 on the site of a disused railway line in an area of Hackney with no public green space. On approximately one acre of land, there are plantings of birch trees, hazel and butterfly bush and other wildlife friendly planting. The Eastern Curve Gardeners group of volunteers meet weekly to tend the garden and grow food and herbs in raised beds.View all
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.