Together we can make things happen
If you have an idea, be it for a new local business, a regular board game afternoon, an event, or a complete re-invention of a community building, your fellow residents and the Marsh and Micklefield staff team can help you to bring it to life.
We may also be able to help you access some of the Big Local funds. Get in touch to talk about your ideas by clicking the button below.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”
Residents and groups can access funds of up to £500 from the Marsh and Micklefield team, and larger amounts though a process of consulting the wider community.
The Royal British Legion on Cock Lane were awarded a grant for £2380 in April 2021, for a new branded Marquee:
‘We would like to Thank Marsh and Micklefield big local for the grant. The Marquee will be used for ongoing promotion and recruitment within the community of The Royal British Legion.
We are currently working on the sign writing. Once we have the design proof we will send that out so everyone can see what it will look like.
Once the Marquee is received we hope to have the opportunity to attend events such as schools fetes. We will also be using it on Remembrance Sunday to provide some shelter in the cold and wet usually experienced in November.’
How to Get Involved
There are lots of Volunteer roles available: Writing crosswords for The Mayfly, becoming a community cook leader, environmental work. Most come with training, childcare support and hours can be negotiated. Scroll down the page to find out more.
Join the Marsh and Micklefield Team
Any resident can join the team and help develop and steer the Marsh and Micklefield project. Each member has a specific role, Youth Ambassador, Treasurer, Photographer etc., and meets about once a month. Click here to get in touch.
Create your own Projects
If you have an idea, or even half an idea, and have some time to start making it happen, your fellow residents want to hear from you. Click this box to get in touch, we’ll take it from there.
Do you need experience and training?
The lovely Hills Cafe on Micklefield Road is looking for volunteers. If you want to develop skills in catering or hospitality, or just enjoy the company of some amazing people, pop into the Cafe and ask about volunteering.
Are you passionate about nature?
M+M Ranger John is looking for an assistant to help him by taking pictures, arranging meetings and doing practical conservation work. Volunteer expenses and training are available, hours can be flexible. Click this box to contact John.
Are you a good listener?
The Marsh and Micklefield team are looking for someone to take minutes at meetings. This will involve one evening meeting a month. Full training available, childcare expenses can be paid. Click this box and get in touch if you are interested.