Community groups in the East Midlands are being encouraged to apply for funding to develop and expand work within the community.
The Community First Neighbourhood Matched Fund has already helped allocate £763,507 to various projects across the East Midlands in the last two years.
A community farm in Ilkeston is one of the schemes to have benefitted, the farm has given a home to hundreds of animals and provided more than 100 school pupils with work-experience.
More top news
Very high pollen during warmer drier spells this week.
Heavy showers in the north might give a risk of thunder at first.
Lingering showers will clear through the evening as the cloud breaks.