We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application to the National Lottery Community Covid-19 Fund.

We have been awarded £40,000 to spend over the next six months on developing a more engaging and user-focused Volunteer Programme.

76% of current members and 70% of new members have previously said this is something they would like us to invest in.

To kick-start the programme, we will be seeking a full-time Volunteer Manager to work alongside the Central Support Team and the membership. This will be on an initial six months basis, with the intention to extend to two years if we can successfully source additional funding.

We are very pleased that the dedication of local Neighbourhood Watch volunteers and the significant role Neighbourhood Watch has to play during crises, such as the recent pandemic, has been recognised, and that we are able to better meet the needs of the communities we work in by adding this capacity.

Keep an eye out on our website www.ourwatch.org.uk and social channels for more details on the new role.