Neighbourly launches Seeds of Change programme in partnership with major brands

Neighbourly has partnered with several companies to launch its new Seeds of Change programme. 

The scheme has been designed to help local charities curate green spaces at a local level across the UK.  

The scheme is being rolled out in partnership with Coca-Cola EP, M&G, Danone, RSA, Cadent and Southern Co-op. 

According to the organisation, the initiative will enable businesses to volunteer funding and hours to assist local causes in creating green spaces for their communities. 

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Micro-grants will reportedly be provided for vetted local causes to help with green space planting and environmental development from a seed fund of £100,000, which has been donated by Neighbourly’s partners. 

Neighbourly confirmed that the support will be directed across a range of local good causes, including youth organisations, environmental volunteer groups, community centres, mental health charities and schools.  

According to platform, the funding will be awarded for projects delivered between October 2021 and spring 2022 which will be eligible depending on their impact on carbon reduction or protection of local biodiversity and natural habitats.   

Businesses in the scheme’s network will also encourage their employees to contribute their time and skills to engage with environmental projects, as well as support their local causes with climate education programmes.  

“Seeds of Change gives businesses and local communities a way to come together in the lead up to COP26 and beyond, translating the enormity of the climate crisis into meaningful action at a local level,” Neighbourly chief executive Steve Butterworth said.  

“If we really want to build back greener and better, we must prioritise local action built on local insights.” 

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