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Tag Archives: Volunteers

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Neighbourhood Pride – First Steps

November 6, 2015

Rosetta Ufeli-Iormeanu tells us all about her First Steps project, and how things have progressed so far. At one of First Steps training, in July, I met the Relationship Manager for our area for the first time. She was quite …
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Nucleus Arts

Featured project: Bringing the arts to the whole community

June 16, 2015

Nucleus Arts is an arts organisation created in 2002 to promote the arts to everyone in Medway, and more widely across Kent. In March 2015 we met Natasha Steer, Nucleus’ Education and Community Development Coordinator in the thriving Café Nucleus, …
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Well haven’t we grown: A six-month look back at Just Act

November 12, 2014

Lizzy is Communications Assistant at the Community Development Foundation (CDF) and helps to run Just Act. For those who haven’t been following our progress from the beginning, we’re pleased to announce that Just Act is now six months old. In …
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Alex

Meeting the groups making a difference

October 15, 2014

Alex Flower is a Grant Administrator at CDF. He works on the Community First programme to give out small grants to community projects. Community First is an £80million government-funded initiative, running for four years until March 2015. As a Grant …
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What is the best thing about getting involved with your community?

August 13, 2014

Catch up on our first ever Live Q&A with a Community Champion. You can meet Craig and find out about his journey from homelessness to leading volunteering projects in the community.
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How do you get others involved in your community project?

July 23, 2014

Yesterday (22 July) we had our second Just Act live discussion and some of our Community Champions popped by to share their experiences. Community Champions are people who are already involved in community projects from across the country so have …
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Cheetham Al-Hilal Community Project

Featured project: Cheetham Al-Hilal Community Project

June 18, 2014

The Cheetham Al-Hilal Community Project is a purpose built community centre in North Manchester. The team chatted with Abid Hussain, the centre’s Chair, about the projects they run, such as their children’s summer school. Abid also took the time to …
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How did you find out what is happening in your community?

June 12, 2014

Yesterday saw our first Just Act live discussion on the topic “How did you find out what was happening in your area? We had several of our Community Champions sharing their experiences, who are people involved in community projects from across the country. Read on to see the discussion’s highlights.
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Oblong

Featured project: Oblong

May 7, 2014

The team went to visit Woodhouse Community Centre, run by Oblong, in Leeds. Oblong’s aim is to create “active, flourishing communities” in a range of creative and interesting ways. We chatted with Mark Southwell, Oblong’s Development Worker. He showed us …
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