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In September 2018, Nesta and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport launched the Connected Communities Innovation Fund which focuses on how non-traditional modes of volunteering, often informal, can be incorporated to tap into the skills and experiences of people within communities.

Absolutely Cultured is one of 16 organisations selected to take part in Connected Communities Innovation Fund. We have received £250,000 for a project that will build on the success of Hull’s year as the UK City of Culture 2017 by mobilising more volunteers to enhance the wellbeing of Hull residents, encouraging social interaction, building confidence and generating confidence to take part, with a focus on tackling isolation.

The Connected Communities Innovation Fund is a partnership between Nesta and the Office for Civil Society at DCMS, providing over £2.75 million in grants, alongside significant non-financial support, to the best innovations that mobilise people’s time and talents.

 

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