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Date published: 9th September 2019

North Norfolk District Council has the pleasure of announcing that the Sandscaping Community Fund recipients have been decided.

£25,000 was gifted to the Council by Team Van Oord, the contractors responsible for delivering the Bacton to Walcott Sandscaping Scheme, to distribute as community grants to parish councils and constituted groups in Bacton, Walcott and Paston. 

No project was too small with applications for funding starting from £100.  Fourteen projects will benefit from the funding including building a pavilion for a new play area, completing the installation of solar panels at a wildlife centre, and new sports equipment for a local youth club. Team Van Oord has also offered volunteer time from its team to assist with three community projects.

It was encouraging that nearly all the applications were deemed to have a strong enough benefit to the wider community that most could be granted full or partial funding for their projects. Those that did not receive full funding will, if eligible, have another opportunity to apply for a grant from the Council’s Big Society Fund.

Cllr Angie Fitch-Tillett, North Norfolk District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Coast, said: “We are very grateful to Team Van Ord for this donation to our communities. I should also like to thank the whole team for being so considerate to our residents during the huge upheaval that had to be tolerated during the summer. We are extremely proud of the outcome and would like to thank all those involved.”

Last updated: 9th September 2019