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Three's a crowd

Continuing our celebration theme of 3 in our third year the average number of Sheds opening in the last 6 months is now 3.2 per week and the 300th Shed opened this month - Brunel Shed at Corsham (Wiltshire).  A press pack will soon be made available for Sheds wanting to help with our publicity drive which is aimed at …

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Neighbourly

Peter Gallagher (Milton Keynes) recently alerted us to an article about Neighbourly, an organisaton that is aiming to be the top portal for organisations and people wanting to offer help locally. Large companies are involved and are looking to provide volunteering opportunities for their staff or local causes to fundraise for. It started as a site channelling unwanted food from …

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Open Source plans

'Open source' is a term to describe material that is offered without cost or restriction to anyone for any purpose. Whilst the term usually applied to software its use is widening.  The website https://opensource.com says 'Open source projects, products, or initiatives are those that embrace and celebrate open exchange, collaborative participation, rapid prototyping, transparency, meritocracy, and community development.' Recently we …

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Screwfix Foundation

We raise funds to support projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for those in need in the UK.  Applications are reviewed quarterly. Registered charities only.  http://www.screwfixfoundation.com/

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Jewson grants - urgent

Jewsons are seeking nominations for any community building that needs a little help. 'It may be a new sports club changing room, a much needed play area for children or a face lift for a community building that’s seen better days. Whatever it is, we want to hear about it.'  For further details see https://www.buildingbettercommunities.co.uk Nominations open on Tuesday 29th …

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The ETSY awards

Just received:  'We’re excited to launch Etsy Awards, offering makers and artists the chance to win: £10,000 small business grant // Exhibit with Etsy at TENT London during the London Design Festival // Retail opportunities with John Lewis // Tailored business training from The Design Trust // Inclusion in the Etsy PR campaign and more! Makers and artists can now …

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Meet DAD

This recruitment post has been accepted as it may benefit a number of Shedders. 'Hi I'm Ben. I'm the founder of a new home repairs company, DAD. Our aim with DAD is to transform the way people look after their homes by giving them access to the UK's best home repair Experts. We are helping people all across the UK …

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Tesco Bags of Help

Tesco is launching the second round of its grants programme on April 16th. Grants will be voted on by customers and will range from £8k-12k   Sign up via  http://www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/tescocommunityscheme/Pages/large-grants-tes

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