Cash boost for community groups

Seven community groups across north Norfolk have been given a share of �16,000 with the announcement of a new round of grants from the Victory Housing community fund.

Seven community groups in north Norfolk have been given a share of �16,000 with the announcement of a new round of grants from the Victory Housing community fund.

The fund has now distributed nearly �60,000 in the 14 months since it was set up.

The latest awards were made by the trust's awards panel, which is made up of residents and guided by the Norfolk Community Foundation.

The organisations which received grants are:


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Cromer-based About with Friends, �4,990. Works with young people and adults with learning difficulties.

Sheringham-based Yesu, �4,815. Helps disadvantaged people.

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Neatishead Nancy Oldfield Trust, �2,000. Helps disadvantaged people enjoy sailing, canoeing, fishing, birdwatching.

Neatishead and Barton Pre-school, �2,000. To buy computer equipment and software for staff and committee members' use.

Blakeney Pre-school, �1,262. To build a fence and railings beside its building.

St Edward's Community Church in Scottow, �500. To develop a community garden.

Wild About Colby, �500. To buy tools and undertake training courses to help the group clear and manage overgrown land.

The trust's chief executive John Archibald said: "This is the third round of grants we have been able to award since we set up the fund in August last year.

"Once again our awards panel has chosen organisations which are working right in the heart of the community in the north of Norfolk."

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