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Date published: 16th July 2019

North Norfolk District Council will hand out another £104,000 to community projects in Fakenham, Holt, North Walsham, and Stalham, with the remaining £22,000 being offered to all applicants.

Funding for a range of projects designed to revitalise North Norfolk’s four inland market towns has been approved.

At a recent meeting of North Norfolk District Council’s Cabinet, Councillors agreed to approve funding recommendations of £103,747.36 put forward by the Market Towns Initiative Working Group.

Each town was able to bid for remaining funds from the original £100,000 allocated to each town from a total pot of £400,000.

£22,089.67 remains in the Market Towns Initiative fund for a final round of applications open for all four towns. The closing date for these applications will be Thursday 5 September.

Cllr Sarah Bütikofer, Leader of North Norfolk District Council said: “The Market Towns Initiative continues to improve and support the economic viability of our four market towns and I would encourage all towns to apply for funding in this final round.” 

The five successful round two applicants are:


  • Active Fakenham - £27,544.85 to coordinate, resource and market a large number of events and promote the town itself.
  • Fakenham Town Council - £8,405.00 to fund the landscaping and improvement of Fakenham Library Triangle.
  • Holt Town Council - £49,000 to fund town centre amenity space improvements in Fish Hill/Star Plain and an interactive town map for use at the Tourist Information Centre.
  • Regenerate North Walsham and North Walsham Town Council - £425.00 for additional signage to visitor attractions.
  • Stalham Town Council and Stalham Area Business Forum - £18,372.51 to fund town centre events, planning and installation of improved town centre signage, disability access improvements, sensory backpacks, grounds maintenance equipment, and Firehouse Museum improvements.

Last updated: 16th July 2019