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The Market Towns Initiative is a £400,000 funding pot designed to support community organisations in North Walsham, Stalham, Fakenham and Holt

Introduction

As part of an exciting Market Towns Initiative, we allocated each of our market towns, Fakenham, Holt, North Walsham and Stalham, a ring fenced budget of up to £100,000 for the financial year 2018/19 to spend on locally owned and managed projects.

To keep up to date with the progress of the project, funding rounds and what awards have been handed out, please see the News articles section on this page.

We have committed to supporting community-led projects with the intention of revitalising and enhancing the four town centres. These projects will be set up to increase footfall within the Market Towns and the time spent in them by those who visit.

By working together with local community groups, we can improve facilities and support changes that will make our Market Towns a better place to live, work and visit.

The kind of activities or initiatives that could be supported, for example, might include:

  • Improved signage.
  • Public WIFI schemes.
  • Events or festivals which are hosted in the town, promoting local products and/or community interests.
  • Loyalty schemes that encourage people to spend in the town centre.
  • Projects that generate and/or increase enterprise activity, to help create or sustain local jobs.
  • Trails or activities that encourage visitors to the town.
  • Environmental schemes that make the town more appealing and attractive.
  • Heritage schemes that enhance the historical appearance of the town.

Who can apply?

The Fund will be available for projects and activities within the following four towns: Holt, Fakenham, North Walsham and Stalham and the following bodies are eligible to apply:

  • Constituted local voluntary organisations, charities and community groups.
  • Parish and Town Councils within North Norfolk District.
  • Community businesses, social enterprises and other not-for profit organisations 

Before you apply

Before completing the application form please read the Market Towns Initiative Prospectus and supporting documentation checklist to ensure that the project is eligible to apply and that you can supply the relevant supporting documentation.

If you require any additional help in completing your application or you have any questions please contact Matt Stembrowicz at North Norfolk District Council on 01263 516047 or email mti@north-norfolk.gov.uk

Useful documents

An infographic containing useful information about each of the market towns is available:

How to apply

Making an application

  1. Please read the guidance notes to make sure that the application form is completed correctly.
  2. Lastly, download the supporting documentation checklist, and gather together all the requested documentation.

If you require any additional help in completing your application or you have any questions please contact Matt Stembrowicz at North Norfolk District Council on 01263 516047 or email mti@north-norfolk.gov.uk

Where to send your application

Send your application with all supporting documentation to:

  • By email mti@north-norfolk.gov.uk
  • By post to Democratic Services, North Norfolk District Council, Holt Road, Cromer, NR27 9EN

The closing date for applications is 12 February 2019 and the decision date will be advertised on this web page.