NR5 Community Hub: Reconnecting Communities in Norwich

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NR5 Community Hub have been enjoying bringing everyone back to celebrate together this year.

NR5 Community Hub was formed in 2015 by a group of local residents who wanted to do more for people in North Earlham in Norwich. Helping around 200 local people every week, they provide learning opportunities, hot meals and activities for anyone who needs them. 

During the pandemic, many of their activities had to cease, but, thanks to a grant of £1,980 from our Community Cares Fund, they’ve been able to kickstart their community activities again.   

Lorraine Waller, Project Manager from NR5 Community Hub, tells us more about how the funding has helped make a difference for them:  

‘The grant from the East of England Co-op has enabled us to bring the community together again. We’re so pleased to be able to build stronger networks again through fun-filled activities and events.   

Everything we do is led by our local residents, and we do what we can to make sure their needs are met. This includes our Stay and Play and toddler groups, homework clubs and holiday kids meals. We’re helping local residents to cook healthy family meals on a budget, whilst providing time for people to eat together as a community.   

We’ve also been able to enjoy some special events, including our Mother’s Day tea party in March. We were joined by 80 local residents of all ages to celebrate Motherhood, including those who have lost someone dear to them. All the mums were truly spoiled and there was even sports equipment out for the children and young people to enjoy.    

We’re so pleased that the funding we were awarded in January is already making a difference. Thank you to all the customers and members who are making all this work possible! We’re so pleased to be able to connect our community once again.’ 

Find out more about the impact of our Community Cares Fund or click here to see how you can help make a difference.