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.
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