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Date published: 27th September 2017

Improvements to facilities at a number of village halls across North Norfolk and assistance with a playground project feature in the latest round of Big Society Fund grants.

The September round of North Norfolk District Council BSF grants has seen the following awards:

  • Swafield Village Hall, £2,923.20 towards the connection of the hall to the mains sewage system.
  • Binham Memorial Hall, £6,756.75 to buy kitchen equipment to enable larger scale catering, including a commercial size dishwasher, hot food cupboard and stainless steel preparation tables.
  • Salthouse Village Hall, £12,150 to renovate the toilet and kitchen areas of the hall.
  • Paston Playground Project, £15,000 towards the purchase of playground equipment.

The four grants together total £36,829.95.

Cllr Tom FitzPatrick, Leader of North Norfolk District Council and Chairman of the Big Society Fund Panel, said: “The Big Society Fund continues to create opportunities for a wide range of communities across the district to improve the facilities at the heart of their villages and towns.

“We’re delighted at this latest round of grants and encourage other groups to consider if they would be able to put an application in to benefit their community.

“The team which handles applications is very adept at giving pre-application advice and guidance.”

Since the Big Society Fund started in 2012, North Norfolk District Council has awarded more than £1,496,825 to 196 community projects. Applications to go to the December 4th panel will need to be completed by November 6th.

For more information about the application process visit Big Society Fund


Last updated: 17th October 2017