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The Neighbourhood Keepers programme

Read about this community initiative, developed by working groups in the context of the Church Street regeneration.

Published on: 31 December 2020

Last updated: 31 December 2020

Application deadlines and assessment

Applications for the Neighbourhood Keepers programme are now closed. 

Apply for The Neighbourhood Keepers programme

Decisions will be made at an assessment panel meeting. To assess the final applications, the panel will meet 1 to 2 weeks after the closing date.

If your application is successful, you will be required to sign a 'project agreement'. After that, it will take at least 30 days for the first payment to be processed.


Your application will be assessed using the following weighted criteria:

  • 10% local connections/added value – points will be awarded to applicants who have existing links in the Church Street area
  • 25% local impact – points will be awarded to applicants who appropriately consider the area’s socio-economic dynamics and clearly address these with their project
  • 25% delivery approach – points will be awarded to applicants who have clearly demonstrated that their project is achievable, and what steps they will take to ensure its delivery
  • 40% value for money – points will be awarded to applicants whose offer is competitive, i.e. within market value range of similar activities