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  • Arts festival with B-Arts in Stoke-on-Trent

    B-Arts: Using art and creativity to transform the community of Stoke

    B-Arts is a participatory arts and theatre company based in Stoke. They use arts and creativity to improve lives and transform people's lives and the communities they live in.

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    Working for a healthy sea with North Sea Wildlife Trusts

    We visited Flamborough Head to hear about the North Sea Project, a partnership of North Sea Wildlife Trusts, working together to champion greater protection of our marine environment and the wildlife that calls it home.

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  • LocalMotion event with Lincoln City Foundation

    LocalMotion communications support: invitation for proposals

    Together with a group of funders, we set up LocalMotion, a place-based initiative to support communities tackle deep-rooted causes of injustice in a more joined up, radical way. We are now seeking communications support to build LocalMotion's public presence and develop the programme's signature brand and style.

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    Addressing the lack of diversity in the environment sector

    We're pleased to share a new report from our Involving Young People Collective summarising the discussions at a hackathon on addressing the lack of diversity in the environment sector. We also share our reflections on what we learned and our next steps for making progress on this.

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    Esmée's hackathon and me: a young environmentalist’s look into how change is made

    Following a hackathon to address the lack of diversity in the environment sector, Hemlata Pant, a Youth Representative for Action for Conservation, writes about the experience.

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    This is it: peat bogs are the UK’s climate superpower

    Funding Manager and Our Natural World Lead, Jenny Dadd, writes why, when it comes to powerful solutions to the nature and climate crises, peat bogs are it.

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    Esmée announces new Director of Creative Confident Communities and A Fairer Future

    We're thrilled to announce the appointment of Veda Harrison as our new Director of Creative, Confident Communities and A Fairer Future.

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    £1.8m Reinvent Performing Arts funding awarded to 40 arts organisations

    We're excited to announce 40 new grants worth £1.8m, which we have made through Reinvent Performing Arts funding. This one-off funding is part of our response to the pandemic and provides additional support to some of our grantees as they re-open and lockdown eases.

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  • Investing for Good, Impact-linked finance report

    Impact-linked finance: what do we know about it so far?

    A new report by Investing for Good, and commissioned by Esmée, provides a global review of impact-linked finance and explores the potential for adaptability for the UK social and impact investment market.

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