Neighbourhoods That Work (NTW) is a dynamic and flexible partnership, working in creative ways, together with residents, communities and partners, to facilitate change in Great Yarmouth.

Voluntary Norfolk is the community development partner in NTW, a 3-5 year partnership initiative, led by Great Yarmouth Borough Council together with seven partner organisations.

NTW aims to connect local communities to the benefits of economic growth by increasing community resilience, by improving the responsiveness of voluntary sector support services and by increasing the participation of communities in driving forward sustainable economic development. The project centres on community development approaches to working with local people, in the places they live, to identify and act upon things that matter most to communities.

The project builds upon over 10 years of work in Great Yarmouth, building upon existing and award winning community development infrastructure, incorporating active and engaged local residents, neighbourhood boards and an array of varied and diverse community and voluntary based organisations.

What is involved?

The partnership aims to:

  • Create the conditions to foster friendship and connectivity in communities.
  • Champion a humanised approach to service provision, helping people overcome challenge.
  • Nurture skills and talents, inspiring pride among local people in the places they live and work.
  • Work together to create Stronger Communities.

Voluntary Norfolk employs a team of Community Development Workers, Skills Connectors and Community Connectors based across Great Yarmouth, Southtown, Cobholm and Halfway House and Gorleston who are based within the council Neighbourhood offices.

To learn more about the programme visit the NTW website.

Project Staff

Find staff contact details under Communities Team inĀ Our Team

Funding and Partners

The programme is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and is the largest local authority investment in the country.