Councillor John Cottee is pleased at the announcement of this additional funding. Image credit: Nottinghamshire County Council.

The Nottinghamshire County Council Committee has announced today they will be granted an additional £500,000 to support the Covid-19 social recovery fund.

Today (Wednesday January 26) the council has approved the additional funding for the remainder of the financial year.

The pandemic left many communities vulnerable, so after the Covid-19 Partnership Social Recovery Fund was launched in June 2021, a new lifeline was offered to residents.

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of the Communities Committee, shared his thoughts on the approval of the cash boost announced earlier today.

“The past two years have been extremely difficult for all of us, but more so for the more vulnerable members of our society – some of whom are dependent on charities and organisations which provide them with a vital lifeline.

“I look forward to us receiving applications from the fantastic charities and organisations in Nottinghamshire that constantly go above and beyond to help others in their communities.

“I would also like to thank the charities and organisations that have taken the time to put together application bids for the latest round of funding, which we discussed this morning, and would like to wish them every success for the future.”

To date, a total of £915,797 has been given to organisations across Nottinghamshire.

A number of projects that will benefit from this additional funding includes £39, 318 Bassetlaw Community & Voluntary Service in Worksop, £20,380 for Home-Start in Newark, £10,000 for WeRHere in Daybrook and many more.

This additional funding is welcomed by many residents, and the County Council is happy to approve it today.