Time is running out to apply for slice of £21k funding available from Gedling Homes

 Time is running out to apply for slice of £21k funding available from Gedling Homes

PICTURED: L-R: Neighbourhood Engagement Officers, Julie Wood and Chelsea Evans, and Jigsaw Foundation Manager, Sarah Keenan.

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Groups and local schemes are being reminded that time is running out to get their hands on a slice of £21,000 in funding still up for grabs.

Gedling Homes, part of the Jigsaw Homes Group, is inviting people to apply for a share of £21,000 available in the area from the Jigsaw Foundation fund.  

The funding can be used to help set up and run community groups, support projects for borough residents and assist initiatives that make a difference to their local community.

Since April 2019, Jigsaw Foundation has awarded more than £450,000 to 62 different projects across the North West and East Midlands.  Resident groups, community groups, charitable organisations and social enterprises around the Gedling area have now got another chance to submit their bids if they want a piece of the pot.

In Gedling borough , recent projects already funded by Jigsaw Foundation include the Netherfield Forum, who received funding to host two free community events that proved very popular amongst residents from Netherfield and surrounding areas and Nabarro Court.  The latter, a social group in Calverton, received funding to support various activities that help bring Gedling Homes tenants and local residents together to improve wellbeing and give them more opportunities to socialise.  Jigsaw Foundation has also supported a social prescribing programme with Gedling Borough Council that helps reduce social isolation.

Suzanne Bullock, assistant director of Neighbourhoods, said: “We’ve been able to support some great bids for the first round of this year’s funding and I would really like to encourage community groups, no matter how small, to put in a bid for the remaining pot of money.”

Once bids have been received, they will be voted for approval by tenants through Jigsaw Rewards.  Jigsaw Rewards allows tenants from across the Jigsaw Group to earn points in return for submitting their views on a range of subjects, including Jigsaw Foundation funding.

For further details and to apply for a share of the funding, visit foundation.jigsawhomes.org.uk or call 0300 111 1133.  If you’re a Gedling Homes tenant and would like to join Jigsaw Rewards, visit rewards.jigsawhomes.org.uk.

Gedling Eye Reporter

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