Rural Together 24 – East Cleveland

Calling all community groups in East Cleveland!!

On Thursday 21st March Tees Valley Rural Action will be hosting the first Rural Together event and you are invited!

Join us for an engaging and entertaining event, where you can create new connections, strengthen community bonds, and discover ways to promote sustainable change.

A full list of speakers supporting the theme Go Green for your community hall with market stalls for information and advice will be announced shortly.

One of the most exciting parts of our event is showcasing ideas and initiatives from the local community that you can participate in. Is your community group in need of a small amount of funding to kick-start your sustainable initiative? This could include organizing a litter pick, launching an environmental project, or implementing small-scale recycling programs. The opportunities are endless!
Click here to register your attendance at the network event or find out more information.

Funding Opportunity for Community Projects Based on Sustainability – Go Green

The theme is sustainability and we’re offering a unique opportunity to pitch your project in a “dragons den” style scenario. Only three spaces are available to pitch your project to the audience. The top three groups will receive funding as follows: 1st place £750, 2nd place £500, and 3rd place £250.

Please note that only three groups will be invited to attend on the day.  All 3 groups will be awarded funding. This funding is welcomed from East Cleveland Good Neighbours – Big Local

Click here to apply for one of three community groups who will pitch at the event.

Get involved in Village Halls Week 2024

This year’s Village Halls Week (18-24 March) is going green with a focus on promoting sustainability, energy efficiency and the environment. Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) is encouraging community venues to sign up for resources (including recyclable/reusable posters, bunting and badges) for the week. Campaign packs are limited so register your interest now.

We’d love to hear what village halls across Tees Valley, are doing to make your space more energy efficient or encourage your community to go greener. If you want to get involved with the campaign by sharing your story or submitting a blog, do get in touch

We’ll be sharing resources, tips and inspiring stories throughout the week. #VillageHallsWeek

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