Information for Newark and Sherwood Residents
There are 126 community groups offering support to people across Newark and Sherwood. All groups are listed on the Nottinghamshire Coronavirus Community Support Hub.
Community groups offer a range of support including helping people with food shopping, collecting and delivering prescriptions, dog walking, befriending or physical wellbeing. Further information for residents is available on the Humanitarian Assistance Response Team web page.
Information for Community Groups
At the beginning of the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and, as part of a national plan to open local support hubs, we set up a new team – the Humanitarian Assistance Support Team (Hart). The team helps support isolated and vulnerable residents throughout the Newark and Sherwood district. Hart has been able to map the tremendous amount of community group and volunteer support available within the district and Hart is able to plug gaps in community provision and support the more complex cases. We have publically thanked all community groups for their hard work and dedication. This section of the website will act as a hub containing information relevant to community groups and volunteers.
Funding opportunities for Community Groups
A number of schemes are available to support charities and community groups as they continue to respond to exceptional challenges throughout COVID-19. There are multiple funding opportunities available to community groups to help them continue to provide support for vulnerable residents in Newark and Sherwood. Further details of current opportunities is available here.
Registering a Community Group on the Nottinghamshire Coronavirus Community Support Hub
If you represent a community group who are not currently listed on the Nottinghamshire Coronavirus Community Support Hub, then you can register by completing an online form on the Nottinghamshire County Council website.
Community Group Updates
In June 2020, we started to issue regular updates to community groups within the Newark and Sherwood district. If you have not received these, but would like to in the future, then please email the below details to HART@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk with the title ‘Community Group Contact Details.’
- Position in community group
- Community group name
- Contact telephone number
- Email address
- Permission to contact you via email
Copies of the updates issued so far are below:
Community Fund to continue through latest lockdown
Nottinghamshire County Council’s £1milllion COVID-19 Community Fund is set to continue to support vulnerable residents impacted by the pandemic.
The Fund, which was due to close on 1 January, will now remain open until 31 March 2021. Since March 2020, more than £772,600 has been awarded to 285 projects.
Established local charities and voluntary groups, including faith-based organisations, as well as district, borough or parish or town councils taking an active role in responding to the urgent needs of Nottinghamshire residents can apply for up to £10,000. The Fund will continue to operate with the same criteria as before. Check the eligibility criteria and apply here: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/communityfund.
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