Grants help south Norfolk projects

Grants totalling more than �18,000 have been awarded to community projects in the south Norfolk district that aim to improve the quality of life for residents.

Grants totalling more than �18,000 have been awarded to community projects in the south Norfolk district that aim to improve the quality of life for residents.

The funding is derived from the additional council tax paid by holiday home owners in the vicinity. And the awards of between �50 and �2,000 will benefit a range of good causes including local sports and music initiatives in the Waveney Valley, Tas Valley and Wymondham and West areas.

Among the recipients are Saint Andrew's Church, Thelveton, awarded �2,000 to provide a toilet in the church grounds, and Harleston Information Plus which has been offered �1,000 for a getting back to work jobs club.

The 1st Harleston Scouts Group is to get �1,978.89 to cover the purchase of scouting equipment, and the town's kickboxing club �1,514.95 for a portable boxing ring.


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Wortwell Bowls Club is set to receive �2,000 towards improvement to the bowling green, on condition that it secures funding for the remaining money required, and �300 goes to the village's fete committee.

At Hingham, the cricket club has been awarded �1,400 to extend the cricket square and the short mat bowls club �1,360 to buy two new carpets.

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Scole Lads Football Club Under 9s is to get �755.80 to buy home and away soccer strips.

Other awards include: SNYA Radio, �1,200 to equip a studio on condition the bulk of the total required is secured; Pulham Market Music Day Committee, �300; Tasburgh Village Hall management committee, �1,109 to develop hall facilities; Ashwellthorpe Village Hall, �678 for new 'safe' curtains; Wicklewood Parish Council, �2,000 for resurfacing the village hall car park.

Last week 13 community grants totalling more than �20,000 were announced for projects in the Eastern River Valley area of the district.

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