Tees Valley Nature Partnership is itself part of many other partnerships across Tees Valley, these include:
Borderlands is a major programme of creative growth, focused on the wards of North Ormesby, Brambles and Thorntree in Middlesbrough, and Southbank and Grangetown in Redcar and Cleveland. The project will focus on significantly increasing the number of local people taking part in cultural activity as well as embedding culture as a part of Tees Valley’s approach to health, wellbeing, education and employability.
Partners include: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art with Teesside University, Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation, North Star Housing, Tees Valley Nature Partnership, Tees Valley Education
Climate Action Middlesbrough
The bid to the national Climate Action Fund – led by Middlesbrough Environment City (MEC), with partners including Tees Valley Nature Partnership and Middlesbrough Council – has secured £1.6m in National Lottery funding to work across sustainable food, transport, domestic energy use, waste and natural environment.
The grant will help the Climate Action Middlesbrough Partnership raise awareness of sustainable living and reduce the town’s carbon footprint. Mark Fishpool, Director of Middlesbrough Environment City, said: “With the shared enthusiasm and commitment of partners, this is our once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage local communities and young people in taking action to address climate change and create a sustainable future for our town.”
Festival UK* 2022
A diverse team of scientists and artists from the Tees Valley will come together to research and develop a public art project which aims to address climate change and social justice for Festival UK* 2022.
The project team, formed in the Tees Valley and led by MIMA School of Art & Design and Teesside University, are recipients of £100,000 funding which will see experts from the Tees Valley connect STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) who are looking to explore one of the key issues of our time: Climate Change.
The Teesside University Net Zero Futurism project is led by Director of MIMA and Dean of Teesside University’s MIMA School of Art & Design Laura Sillars. It also includes a team of experts from MIMA, the University’s National Horizons Centre and the School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies. External partners with expertise in climate issues include; Cambridge University, The British Antarctic Survey, TWI Ltd. and Tees Valley Nature Partnership, and Borderlands.
Festival of Thrift
Festival of Thrift is a community interest company with a mission to
“ carry out activities to benefit the community and to advance public awareness of sustainable living through Festivals, exhibitions and other activities”.
Every penny they raise goes back into organising these activities and increasing the number of people we can engage.
Like many cultural organisations who have had to cancel major events though, it’s been a tough year. Our income is less than a quarter of previous years, and we will need to fundraise for next year. As a community interest company, we can accept donations – every little helps- so imagine buying a cup of coffee at the Festival of Thrift this year – and donate the cost instead to our build back better fund for 2021!
North East Climate Coalition
The North East Climate Coalition is a cross-sector initiative bringing the region together to tackle climate emergency, reverse ecological collapse and deliver an urgent and just transition.
The creation of the North East England Climate Coalition is our region’s contribution, on behalf of future generations, to the urgent, radical and at scale response demanded by the global climate emergency. This response calls for net-zero emissions which, if achieved, will mean that the birthplace of climate change – the North East of England – will be no longer contributing emissions, and can instead become a leader in our response to the climate emergency.
Vonne Climate Action Alliance
The VONNE Climate Action Alliance exists to help the North East of England respond collectively to address the climate crisis.
VONNE established the VCAA as a means of delivering a specifically voluntary and community and social enterprise sector programme of actions. VONNE convened those VCSE organisations from across the region with long experience of working with – and listening to – locally place-based community organisations.
You’ve Got This
You’ve Got This is a movement that empowers people to be active in whatever way they can. We want to break down the barriers that prevent people leading active lives to improve well-being in South Tees together.
We all have a part to play, no matter who we are, where we live or what we do. Our ‘whole system approach’ targets the public directly through a You‘ve Got This campaign, but also calls on activists, visionaries and influencers like you, who can pledge to do things differently to help our communities.