Seven neighbourhood organisations in Eindhoven have received a check of one thousand euros in appreciation for their efforts. According to the municipality, the initiatives have improved livability and social cohesion in the neighborhood.
The money should help the neighborhood associations continue the good work. “These people are valuable. With these grants, we show how happy we are with this kind of initiative. With this we also give financial support for the activities,” said Alderperson for Housing Mieke Verhees.
Clean up square
Clean up & Green up is one of the initiatives. Here, residents on their own initiative keep the Franz Leharplein in Gestel clean. They work together with entrepreneurs and organisations to combat litter, among other things. The hostesses of Buurthuiskamer de Nieuwe Maan in Drents Dorp also received a check. They are present daily as hostesses and welcome residents from the neighbourhood.
Neighbourhood Day and meals
Volunteers in the Nieuwe Erven were also put in the limelight. They organize activities for children and the elderly in the neighborhood. From children’s disco and Neighbourhood Day to making Christmas pieces for the elderly in the neighborhood or a Halloween parade. They also distribute meals to people who are struggling.
Living room for the refugees
In addition, the Living Room for Refugees Foundation receives extra money and appreciation. This is a school, meeting place, and activity center for vulnerable refugees awaiting residency documents. Five days a week, around 60 refugees visit the living room daily where they can use basic services such as eating a hot meal together, showering, and washing clothes.
Translation: Chaitali Sengupta. She also gives online INBURGERING classes.