Credit: (The Greenway Centre)

A community centre in Sneinton has been forced to cancel half-term sessions for the first time in 12 years due to a lack of funding.

Due to the cost-of-living crisis, rising energy costs and cuts made by Nottingham City Council, The Greenway Centre is struggling to cover its core costs.

During the school holidays, the centre puts on programmes for children within the community, where they can take part in activities, with access to food and drink throughout the day.

Centre manager Rosemary Fearon said: “Some of these sessions used to be funded, we didn’t have a February half-term session this year for the first time in 12 years.”

Now, the centre has had to cancel the May half-term hunger programmes.

Rosemary added: “We’ve had to cancel it this year due to lack of funding. Unfortunately, it’s something we will have to get used to I’m afraid.

“We’ve been doing this for years, during the holiday we always go bowling, in the summer we always try to do a family trip to the seaside.”

The centre has been supporting the community for over three decades, and over the years has given opportunities to many youngsters.

Greenway Centre Volunteers, Credit: (The Greenway Centre)

Several employees and volunteers of the centre attended these sessions as children. They have over the years trained in first aid, safeguarding and running workshops, something Rosemary called ‘a stepping stone’.

MP for Nottingham East Nadia Whittome recently donated £2,000 to the centre.

Whittome said: “It’s a fantastic space which runs an activities club for children, a weekly foodbank and holiday hunger programmes.

“I’m glad to be able to support it.”

The Greenway Centre is hoping to raise £10,000 to be able to continue to deliver other programmes, and are currently accepting donations on their website. More information is available: here.