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Collingham Rural Advice Centre gets grant from Newark and Sherwood District Council

A village advice centre that supports its community has been given a lifeline grant.

Collingham Rural Advice and Resource Centre has secured £4,000 from Newark and Sherwood District Council discretionary grant fund to support the community throughout the next year.

The centre, which has been running for more than 20 years, provides Collingham and the surrounding villages with free and confidential advice on a wide range of issues, including debt, benefits, employment, housing, immigration and disability.

Collingham Rural Advice Centre (43219076)
Collingham Rural Advice Centre (43219076)

It also houses Newark and Sherwood Citizens Advice Centre and helps people access community support.

The centre currently supports people online and through telephone calls.

It is normally self-funding, but has been unable to fund-raise in the pandemic.

Committee member Linda Dales said: “It would have been difficult to see how we would have kept going without the extra boost.”

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