Local groups reap the rewards from our Arts and Culture, Community Transport and North Norfolk Sustainable Communities Grant Funds

We have awarded more than £209,500 from the three funds between 2020 and 2021.

The panels of the Arts and Culture Fund, Community Transport Fund and North Norfolk Sustainable Communities Fund have met twice, where grants of £6,500, £40,000, and £163,000 to support a range of community groups and organisations have been agreed.

North Norfolk Sustainable Communities Fund

More than £163,000 has been awarded during 2020 to 2021 supporting 22 Community Groups and Organisations.

The panel of the new refocused North Norfolk Sustainable Communities Fund (formerly the Big Society Fund) has met three times during 2020 and 2021, whereby grants of over £163,000 have been agreed to support a wide range of community groups and organisations.

View a map of community groups and organisations awarded funds from the NNSCF. 

The worthy local causes which benefited from these latest rounds of funding include:

Applicant Awarded Project
Aldborough Community Centre £10,000 The upgrade of the fire protection system of the Centre.
Bradfield Cricket Club £10,000 To replace the existing, badly damaged and degraded training facilities (nets).
Briston Parish Council £9,153 Play Area for the Plantation Hill Estate in Briston. To purchase 3 pieces of play equipment and seats to be cited on the area. The area will also include a sensory garden.
Cromer Green Spaces £2,097 The tools, equipment and protective clothing for a new environmental community venture.
Fakenham Wensum Scout Group £13,000 The replacement double glazed windows and doors in the Scout building.
Fulmodeston Old School Hall £4,200 The refurbishment of the small hall.
Hanworth with Gunton Memorial Hall £8500 To purchase and install solar panels on the roof of the timber extension on the west-facing roof of the hall and insulate this part of the building, which currently has no insulation.
Hawk and Owl Trust £5000 To provide a practical horticultural and green care experience regularly for local people with mental or physical health issues or learning difficulties.
Helhoughton Parish Council £13,661 A custom designed climbing apparatus, monkey bars and slide.
Higginbottom Recreation Trust £15,000 Park4All specifically for the 3rd phase of the project. Installation of accessible play equipment
Hindolveston Village Hall £8,500 Refurbishment of the kitchen as part of the Transformation of the Hall project
Hoveton Community Café £2,545 To purchase a range of catering equipment to outfit the newly refurbished Community Café.
Kettlestone Parish Council £1,755 To replace the old bus shelter with a similar structure to have a dual purpose usage for the Book Swap Project and bus shelter for school children.
Little Snoring Parish Council £3,600 To purchase a basketball hoop and two spring rockers.
Ludham Parochial Church Council £5,000 The installation of toilets in St Catherine’s Church, Ludham. Part of the The 21st Century - at Last project.
North Walsham Play £4,800 Contribution towards the Skate Park Redevelopment at Trackside (off Norwich Road/Bypass), North Walsham.
North Walsham Phoenix Group £15,000 The creation of a Youth and Community Space in North Walsham providing a meeting place for different groups, in the evenings the ground floor space will be for youth use providing a safe environment where they will be encouraged to meet and take part in organised activities.
North Walsham Rugby Football Club Ltd £5,000 Upgrade of existing Floodlights on Pitch 2 at Scottow Park.
Potter Heigham Playing Field and Village Hall £10,000 To prepare the facility for the purchase and installation of 32 solar panels and an 800W Three Phase Hybrid Inverter.
Runton Football Club £2,000 Seed funding to establish a football club to play on East Runton Playing field.
Sculthorpe Village Hall £1,000 The installation of Broadband/Wi-Fi in the hall and the purchase of a laptop and iPad.
Sea Palling and Waxham Village Hall £10,000 The removal of the existing roof containing asbestos sheets and replace it with new roof slates and insulation.
Skeyton Parish Council £648 Contribution towards a defibrillator.
St Seraphim’s Trust £9,735.94 The installation of a cabin in the quiet gardens as part of the Headspace project.
Stalham Men’s Shed £6,000 The purchase of equipment, PPE and safety equipment for the newly set up club.
Sutton Parochial Church Council (PCC) £10,000 The installation of an accessible toilet and kitchenette.
Swanton Abbott Trustees of the Poor Lands & Charities £6,500 To regenerate the Common and Pond.
Treehouse Café, Holt £6,760 To purchase a Yurt and internal furnishings for the Wellbeing at the Treehouse project.
Wells Coastwatch NCI £7,500 Towards a replacement Coastwatch building.
West Raynham Village Hall £10,000 Upgrading of village hall facilities - upgrading of the halls current heating system to an infrared system plus additional loft insulation, installation of WiFi and AV system.

 Arts and Culture Fund

Applicant Awarded Project
Extraordinary Lives £2,500 The creation of a Natural Wonder Poetry Tool Kit that will help residents produce their own public poems and works inspired by connection to the natural world.
North Norfolk Writers Group £2,000 Promoting further learning, mutual support and combating isolation among its members.
Spinning Wheel Theatre £2,000 The Velveteen Rabbit - Rural Tour 2021

Community Transport Fund

Applicant Awarded Project
North Norfolk Community Transport £12,000 The Dial-A-Ride scheme
North Norfolk Community Transport £28,000 The Accessible car scheme