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Join your local In Our Nature community group

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Join your local community group

*Applications have now closed*

What you can expect if you join your local community group

From May 2021 – Jan 2022 we will support groups of residents to work together to develop and lead projects which respond to the climate emergency. The support will include group sessions to understand how to bring out the best in yourself and others and develop new relationships with neighbours and local partners. This is an opportunity to work together in a local community climate action group, access support and inspiration from peers across Manchester and contribute to how this programme evolves. In taking part you will learn and develop whilst playing an active role in co-creating the community and environment you want.

There will be a group in each of the following Manchester areas: Hulme, Moss Side, Rusholme, Newton Heath and Miles Platting, Levenshulme, and the Northern Quarter. 

A group of 12 people will come together in each of our 6 neighbourhoods as part of In Our Nature. 

In Our Nature is currently a group of organisations in Manchester, and with your help, we are creating the city’s biggest community climate programme. In joining your local group your actions, ideas and stories will be at the heart of helping everyone across the city find ways to eat healthier, improve the air we breathe, protect our green spaces, throw away less and power our homes in a way that’s fit for the future. If you want to join us express your interest here: https://forms.gle/vBQeodFuTtkXDjRw8

Deadline to express your interest: 23.00 on the 31st July 2021.

If you want more information, keep reading...

Joining your In Our Nature local Community Group

THE BENEFITS:

As your group develops their own community plans and projects Amity will support you to:

  • Connect with your neighbours and bring out the best in each other
  • Increase your confidence for creativity 
  • Increase your confidence for collaboration 
  • Be part of shaping your local Climate Action Plan

You will also build your:

  • Listening skills
  • Communication skills
  • Digital skills

THE COMMITMENT*:

  • In Our Nature participation May/June 2021 - May 2022
  • Engage in Approx 3-4 hours per week of support (including: Self-Study Online Programme, 6 Group Sessions from June 2021 to Jan 2022, 6 Network Sessions (sessions with other community groups taking part).
  • Working on projects in your own time 
  • Engagement in the Online Amity Community
  • Option to be part of the Resident Board / Collective

*You must be willing and able to commit at a minimum to completing the self-study programme, joining the Amity Community, and attending the 6 Group Sessions and 6 Network Sessions.

If you have questions about these commitments please don’t hesitate to contact Katie at katie@amitycic.com.

THE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Aged 18+
  • Live in one of the following Manchester areas: Hulme, Moss Side, Rusholme, Newton Heath and Miles Platting, Levenshulme, and the Northern Quarter. 
  • We can accept applications from people who live, work, study or have another connection to the area.
  • Have an interest in creating a positive environmental change in your community. Note: no previous knowledge or experience is required
  • Have an open mind and are comfortable working with people with differing levels of experience and background
  • Can work virtually during the whole period (support is available if you feel you need digital skills support)
  • Can commit to the required participation

THIS GROUP EXPERIENCE IS DELIVERED ONLINE. If Covid-19 restrictions and circumstances allow us to bring groups together safely we will do so. Don’t worry if you struggle to use your device to get online, we can offer support for this.

For any questions about joining your community group please contact Katie by email at katie@amitycic.com.

Otherwise, go for it and express your interest here by 23.00 on the 31st July 2021: https://forms.gle/vBQeodFuTtkXDjRw8


If I am not a resident in Hulme, Moss Side, Rusholme, Newton Heath and Miles Platting, Levenshulme, or the Northern Quarter - how can I get involved?

You can share your thoughts on the wider programme here.

Sign up to the newsletter here to stay up to date on news, events or updates about the programme and to find out what’s happening in your area.


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