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Dearest Dirters,

We have had a great start to the year. Lots of new projects and events have kept us busy! Here is an overview of what we have been up to and opportunities for you to get involved in.

Have your own event, volunteering opportunity or community story to share? Kick-start the year by uploading it to Project Dirt for a chance to be featured in our newsletter (and reach our thousands of subscribers!). Click the link below to get going.

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


For all the latest opportunities, have a look at our funding page here.
Incase you missed it, our #first500 Fund winners were announced earlier this month! We are always so inspired by the huge response and vast range of applications form community projects! Keep up with their story here
The deadline for expressions of interest for the MRWA and Veolia Community Fund, for Merseyside and Halton based projects, is fast approaching. Don't miss out on up to £25,000!
Aged between 12-25 and want to transform a community space? Grow Wild is awarding £500 to projects helping raise awareness about the importance of UK native wild flowers and plants. Apply now!


Listen up! We've introduced an important update to the volunteering tool - you can now copy an existing opportunity (no need to re-write all the details!).

For all the latest opportunities, have a peruse of our volunteering tool here.
The Watchtree Charcoal and Biochar project in Cumbria is looking for volunteer assistance with habitat management and estate maintenance on their site. All the details can be found here.
Are you a project host in need of some extra help? Look no further than our volunteering tool. List any upcoming opportunities via your project page to get connected and find volunteers.

Good Jobs

For all the latest opportunities, check out our Good Jobs forum here.

The Permaculture Association are currently recruiting for three super positions, based at their Leeds office (but which allow for remote working too). Find them in the forum here.
Looking for a job? Have a great job opportunity you wish to advertise to the Project Dirt community? Then make sure you pay a visit to the 'Good Jobs' forum here.

In other news...

For all the latest events, take a look at our listings here.
Project Dirt is taking their community offline for a weekend in September and we'd love to get you involved! If you're part of a community project, please share your thoughts and ideas here.
Join Friends of the Earth Manchester at the Green Fish on Monday 30th January for their Annual General Meeting and New Year Social. All all welcome. More information and booking details can here.
Become a local hero as part of the new Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens campaign, and take action in a local community group! Make your neighbourhood a better and healthier place. Find out more here.
School Farms Network Education Alliance Conference in Cirencester, Gloucestershire (taking place in late June) will explore the critical role farms in schools have in supporting the development of a holistic education approach. Details here.

Top tips

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