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Welcome to the latest round up from the Ecology Park. First stop: social media. If you’re on LinkedIn, you can now connect with our shiny new Groundwork MSSTT company page, and if you’re on twitter, make sure you also give our Executive Director Mike Ormerod a follow for even more Groundwork MSSTT news (and probably the occasional Burnley FC update too…).
 Notes from the Meeting Place…

From trimming down trees, sprucing up ponds, and timber frames appearing left and right, construction is well underway on our new meeting space here at the Ecology Park. Find out what’s been happening in our ‘Notes from the Meeting Place’ blog and if you are interested in hiring the space when it opens in late summer 2017, please let us know by completing (or sharing) our quick expression of interest form, and you’ll be the first to know as soon as the opening date is confirmed.
Read the latest ‘Notes from the Meeting Place’ blog posts
Go straight to the venue hire expression of interest form
 Pupils lend a hand (and foot!) to build their forest school eco shelter

Pupils from Abbott Community Primary School in Collyhurst have been getting their hands – and feet – dirty as they help Matthew Lloyd from the Fabulous Cob Oven Company with the building work needed to finish off their forest school eco shelter. The shelter has been designed by our Landscape Architect team, built by Start Creative and installed by our Blue Sky in-house landscape contractors.

Find out more
  Carbon literacy training

There’s no doubt that climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing us today. Manchester, with the support of the Carbon Literacy Project (CLP), is therefore committed to reducing its carbon emissions by 48% by 2020 and empowering all its citizens with carbon literacy.

As an organisation with a low carbon culture at its core, as well as many years’ experience of delivering carbon literacy training, we’re perfectly placed to help you and your employees make the change to the low carbon culture required.

Discover the benefits Vickers Energy Ltd gained from working with Groundwork to increase the carbon literacy of their workforce through just one day of training, completely tailored to meet their needs, and get in touch to see how we can help you do the same.

 Another success story from Greater Manchester Talent Match

Ryan, who has been working with Groundwork through the Big Lottery-funded Greater Manchester Talent Match programme since August 2016, is now employed on a full-time basis by Carillion in Tameside after a successful work experience placement and support received from his Groundwork mentor Andy Gibbs.

Read Ryan’s story in full
 From mini green gardens to big yellow sofas

Whether it’s making mini gardens as part of the East Manchester Young People’s Celebration Day, to sitting on the big yellow sofa with Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd to encourage pupils to get comfy talking about ReSPECTful Relationships, no two days are ever the same for our youth team that’s for sure!

 The Tesco Bags of Help funding scheme is open for applications from all types of community organisations and it’s never been easier to apply for grants of up to £4k. The next round of applications closes on 10 April 2017. Find out more and make the change you want to see in your local area this year.
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