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Date published: 2nd February 2021

The Council’s Arts & Culture Fund, Community Transport Fund and the new refocused North Norfolk Sustainable Communities Fund (formerly the Big Society Fund) panels met to award grant funding to local community groups making a difference in the District.

The funds are set up to help groups in North Norfolk who benefit residents and seek to improve communities for all. The grants are awarded to projects and groups who have a proposal that will improve quality of life in their community, on a not-for-profit or voluntary basis.

The panels met twice and awarded grants to the value of £6,500, £40,000 and £118,999 respectively, supporting a wide range of community groups and organisations.

Previous funding has been awarded to a variety of causes, such as transport schemes, tech and equipment, learning resources, building repairs or to fund engaging projects.

One worthy local cause was Potter Heigham Village Hall, who were awarded £10,000 from the Sustainable Community Fund for their proposal to reduce the carbon footprint of the hall with the installation of solar panelling and a battery powered back-up generator.

Cllr. Virginia Gay, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Wellbeing and Culture said:

“It's not easy for community groups to continue their work at the moment, but it's a great tribute to the public spirit within North Norfolk that so many new projects have come forward.

Many thanks to everyone who has submitted a proposal for funding in these difficult times.”

View the full list of successful proposals 

The next meeting of the Grants Panels will be in March 2021.

To submit an application to the grant panels for consideration, please return a proposal to the Health and Communities team by the following dates:

Arts & Culture and Community Transport Funds - Friday, 26th February 2021.

North Norfolk Sustainable Communities Fund – Monday, 15th February 2021

Last updated: 2nd February 2021