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Hello Dirters,

Welcome to our community news update, with a selection of the best available resources and community topics from across the North West!


Check out the latest resource opportunities available now to you and your fantastic community project...

Funding - make your community goals come true

Want to be informed of all the latest funding opportunities? Then visit our FUNDING Project page here, and click 'Join' in the top right hand corner to be kept up to date.
Awards for All! This funding programme from the Big Lottery Fund provides grants to grassroots and community groups all across the UK. Check it out!

Volunteering - get involved and make a difference

For all the latest opportunities, have a peruse of the volunteering tool here.
Green Fingers Debdale is after some Allotment Helpers to help out in the Manchester area. The project works with adults with learning difficulties.
So far this year we've placed over 1,000 corporate volunteers on community projects; does your project need support? Fill out our form here.

Jobs - get a good job in the community

Keep Britain Tidy is looking to hire a Communications and Engagement Manager for the 'Turning Tides' Partnership. They're seeking a dynamic individual who wants to make a real difference to the North West’s beaches and bathing waters.
Have a job position you want to get out there? Then why not advertise it on our forum, it's absolutely FREE. Go on, add it now.

In other news...

For all the latest events, check out the listing here.
Seas your opportunity to make a difference to the UK's wonderful beaches by getting involved with the Great British Beach Clean next weekend. Not only do the beaches get a thorough tidy-up, but the types of litter collected helps to inform future anti-pollution campaigns. Beach cleans are taking place all across the country.
Wirral Earth Fest 2016 welcomes you this Saturday to St Bridget's Church, where this year the theme is 'Spirit of the Earth'. Along with two music stages and a storytelling tent, the festival will feature stalls, crafts, food, displays, juggling, maypole dancing, ice cream, open mic songs, poems and stories... and Eric the Barn Owl! 
Are you running a community business? Power to Change would love to hear from you, and they are currently running a survey to gain more information about the community business sector - and to find out how they can better support the sector. Check out the survey here.
It's been a busy week at Forward Assist Veteran Veg, which saw the members have a crack at golf, archery and fencing, along with the Cook2Give workshop they run with the older veterans. Colin has posted some wonderful photos of the veterans in action!

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