The ACRE Network has secured funding from the Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund to create a national Good Neighbours Network in rural areas.
The project will scale up the Good Neighbour schemes supported by Rural Community Councils in parts of England to other parts of the ACRE Network. The project is led by Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity, and will see new Good Neighbour schemes being set up in Yorkshire, Cumbria, Sussex, Lincolnshire and Buckinghamshire.
The Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund is a £14m fund to support the growth of innovations that mobilise people’s energy and talents to help each other, working alongside public services.
It is a partnership between Nesta and the Cabinet Office and is co-funded (£10m of the funding is from the Cabinet Office and £4m from Nesta).