Near Neighbours is part of the Church Urban Fund. Image credit: Church Urban Fund

Grants of up to £4,000 are now being given to support community projects across the county in areas which have been badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Near Neighbours, which is run by the Church Urban Fund, aims to help communities affected by the Covid-19 pandemic by addressing their emerging needs and improving community engagement.

The programme works in a number of different locations across the country and will soon be providing funding to projects in Nottingham.

Edwina Archer, Funding Lead for the Active Partners Trust, said: “Small, local community groups in areas across Nottingham looking to start new activities should take a look at the COVID Community Relief Grants available through Near Neighbours.

“Grants up to £4,000 are available to support small projects that can help keep people connected.”

To receive the funds, projects must also be locally embedded, support the emerging needs of the community and keep people safe, connected and informed.

Specific requirements state that the Near Neighbours Programme will not support repeat or ongoing activities, or projects that cost over £20,000.

To find out more about the funding criteria, please visit the Near Neighbours website.

By Jessica Goddard