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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: 26 November 2021

What we fund

We will fund positive activities that address on least one of the following criteria’s:

Greener and Cleaner

Tackling the climate emergency to deliver a thriving zero carbon city, resilient to climate impacts and safeguarded for future generations through improving air quality, increasing energy efficiency and recycling as well as greening open spaces for the health and wellbeing of our residents and improving the local environment for wildlife.

Smart Cities

Increasing digital inclusion and connectivity to address digital inequality by closing the digital divide to enable people to thrive in an increasingly digitised society.

Vibrant Communities

Tackling inequality and ensuring everyone has equal opportunities to live healthy lives and strengthening community cohesion to enable communities to support each other. Improving the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged groups.

Types of activities funded

These must be activities that have a direct public benefit for residents of the Church Street ward and are delivered free of charge to participants.

Examples of the types of projects we could support are:

  • sports activities and/ or health and wellbeing workshops
  • healthy cooking and/ or nutrition workshops
  • clubs for disadvantaged young adults and/ or children
  • intersectional community events
  • sessions that strengthen community connections
  • gardening edible planting sessions
  • developing wildlife hubs
  • waste recycling and environmental awareness sessions
  • classes that support disadvantaged adults to become digitally confident

If you plan activities for children or vulnerable adults, your staff or volunteers must have a valid DBS check of less than 3 years old.

You can apply for up to £15,000 per project. Projects applying for the maximum amount should run for the full 10-month funding period (1 April 2022 – 31 January 2023). The minimum amount of funding you can apply for is £1000. Projects should start no earlier than the 1 April 2022 and finish no later than the 31 January 2023.

We reserve the right to offer part-funding to some projects, if the assessment panel feel it is in the best interest of the programme’s aims.

Currently funded organisations may reapply through this website however, organisations will not be able to start their new project until they have completed their current Neighbourhood Keepers funded project.