Transforming Notts Together is a joint venture, working with the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham and the Church Urban Fund. It works by developing partnerships between churches, charities, and other local groups to tackle specific issues. One key aim is to tackle poverty and improve the lives of some of the poorest and most marginalised communities across Nottinghamshire.
At the October 2019 meeting, the Allen Lane Foundation agreed a grant of £4,000 split over a two-year period. This funding is to contribute towards the organisation’s Places of Welcome scheme. Places of Welcome are set up to offer weekly spaces within churches, faith groups, or in community settings, where people can access support, free refreshments, and a listening ear. The aim is to reduce loneliness and isolation; to enable people to access support to help overcome their problems; and to encourage people from different communities to mix and improve social cohesion.