Community fund to continue for another year
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Communities in north Norfolk will be able to apply for money from the Big Society Fund for at least another year.
The North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) scheme has enabled a wide variety of projects to be implemented for the benefit of communities.
And NNDC agreed at a cabinet meeting today to continue the scheme at its current level of funding, £225,000, for another year.
The fund was established in 2012 to help build strong communities and is financed from a percentage of the second homes council tax returned from Norfolk County Council.
NNDC leader John Lee said: 'This is the best part of my entire job, being able to award money to smaller parishes. Accessing these kind of funds is becoming increasingly difficult. It's been a massive success. We do have £1m in reserves so we can keep it going for a few more years at least.'
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