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Date published: 22nd March 2019

The latest round of Big Society Fund grants have been agreed, with North Norfolk District Council supporting a wide range of groups, including All Saints CEVA Primary School, Worstead Guild of Weavers and Knapton Parish Council.

Since the Big Society Fund started in 2012, NNDC has awarded around £1,883,000 to 249 community projects in North Norfolk including this round’s benefactors.

Some of the worthy local causes who benefited from the latest round of funding include:

  • Old School Hall, Fulmodeston (£7,000) – towards the updating of the hall lighting and to connect the hall to the main sewer system.
  • Worstead Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers (£8,760) – towards a bunded oil tank, an oil combi boiler, radiators to all the rooms in the workshop and a hot water supply to the toilets and kitchen.
  • The Copeman Centre, Briston (£4,467.57) – towards the provision of audio / visual facilities. 
  • Bodham Village Hall (£3,000) – to replace the old expensive electric heaters with more modern energy efficient heaters.
  • Walsingham Parish Council (£5,000) – towards a stand for the Stirling Bomber Sculpture, Information Board Lecterns and the Roll of Honour Steel Memorial Wall.
  • All Saints CEVA Primary School Stibbard (£7,500) – to part fund the installation of a 1.8m x 250m all-weather running track.
  • Knapton Parish Council (£7,817.20) – to purchase new playground equipment.
  • Horning Parish Council (£2,489.16) – to replace two cradle swings.
  • Ingham Cricket Pavilion (£9,040) - to replace five external windows and two external doors of the pavilion, and to replace and rebuild the veranda at the front of the pavilion.

The Big Society Fund is open again for applications with a cut-off date for applications to go to the June panel being Monday, 6th May 2019.

For more information about the application process, visit www.northnorfolk.org/bsf or contact the BSF team on supporting.communities@north-norfolk.gov.uk or 01263 516248

Cllr Sarah Bütikofer, Leader of North Norfolk District Council, said: “The panel were delighted to support this diverse range of projects across the district. Supporting our communities is at the core of everything we do.”

Last updated: 22nd March 2019