North Walsham

‘Big’ help for lots of local groups

Just Regional
Dec 10, 2015 2 mins read

The latest round of Big Society Fund grants have been agreed, with North Norfolk District Council supporting a wide range of groups, including musicians, young footballers and Guides.

The fund offers grants of up to £15,000 to voluntary and community organisations based in North Norfolk. Since the fund started in 2012, in excess of £1,000,000 has been awarded to more than 100 community projects.

In the latest round, awards were made to:

Stalham Brass Band (£3,000) towards musical instruments. The band offers opportunities for children aged six to 16 who attend schools in the Stalham area to learn to read music and play brass instruments.

High Kelling Society (£4,199) to buy portable, easy to assemble staging to be used in the village hall for social and cultural events. The staging will help increase the use of the hall, which until now has had no stage or raised platform.

Sheringham Girl Guiding (£5,000) for conversion of a cupboard to a purpose built level access shower and toilet at the guides’ headquarters. In the past limited facilities have been highlighted as a reason why the headquarters is not used more by external organisations.

Happisburgh Hammers Youth Football (£2,300) to buy football goals, football kits and match footballs to accommodate the increased club membership numbers and age range. The Hammers were established last year by a group of local parents concerned about the lack of opportunity for their children to play youth football.

Northrepps Parish Council (£3,675) for the replacement of play equipment at Northrepps Adventure Playground, to improve and enhance provision for children of all ages.

North Walsham Gymnastics Club (£9,248) towards a larger project called Dream, Believe, Achieve, which will enable the club to move into and furnish a new venue with gym equipment and build toilet and changing facilities.

Any groups with an idea or a project they wish to develop can apply for funding. Speak to your local councillor and get in touch with Sonia Shuter on 01263 516173, email supporting.communities@north-norfolk.gov.uk or visit www.northnorfolk.org/bigsocietyfund

North Walsham Gymnastics Club was also recently presented with a cheque for £1,000 from Chantelle Asker, field sales manager for Persimmon Housing. The award was made through their Community Champions scheme and the money will go towards updating the clubs Airtrack factory training kit.

North Walsham Gymnastics Club was also recently presented with a cheque for £1,000 from Chantelle Asker, field sales manager for Persimmon Housing. The award was made through their Community Champions scheme and the money will go towards updating the clubs Airtrack factory training kit.

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