Calling green fingered growers!

Calling green fingered growers!

We want to connect Incredible people from across Dudley borough. Whether you grow in your own garden, on an allotment, in public spaces, or through a community growing project we’d love to meet you. We’re coming together on the evening of Thursday 3 November at Gather, a new hive of inspiration on Dudley High Street which also has great coffee.

Dudley’s first ever grassroots micro-funding dinner is a huge hit

Dudley’s first ever grassroots micro-funding dinner is a huge hit

Over 60 people packed into the hall at DY1 on Stafford Street last night to be part of Dudley’s first ever grassroots micro-funding dinner hosted by Dudley SOUP. On arrival everyone was asked for a £5 funding donation, which generated a £321 pot for local projects to pitch for. 4 ideas had been selected by the SOUP team to pitch on the night.

Dudley SOUP was catalysed by Dudley CVS staff leading A Place To and Active Citizens work in Dudley. One of many inspiring ideas we have helped bring to life in Dudley.

4 fabulous ideas being bought to life in Dudley

4 fabulous ideas being bought to life in Dudley

The 15 people who came along to the two Activate sessions last week told us that they really enjoyed the positivity, learning about different ideas, and meeting and connecting with likeminded and interesting people. Four of the fabulous ideas being bought to life are starting in and around Dudley town centre. There are all sorts of opportunities to bring your skills, knowledge and talents to them and to join the teams which may seek a little support from the Active Citizens fund to sustain the projects.