Seven community groups across north Norfolk are celebrating a combined £19,000 windfall, following the latest round of grants from the Victory Housing Community Fund.
A talking newspaper, a community law service, a village play area and a charity which helps people build confidence through singing are among the organisations sharing grants ranging from £1,500 to £4,998 – bringing the total handed out by the Fund to £387,383 across 141 grants since it was established in 2008.
The latest round of grants were awarded by a panel of Victory residents, advised by the grants team at Norfolk Community Foundation, which administers the Victory Housing Community Fund.
The organisations receiving support were:
- EP Youth, which received £4,998 to tackle rural isolation by providing a free inclusive project for young people aged between 11-18 serving Briston, Melton Constable and Hindolveston.
- Merchants Place in Cromer, which received £3,000 to run ‘Yes We Can’, a new community learning and social support project designed to meet the needs of local adults with a range of additional needs
- Sing Your Heart Out, which received £3,000 to establish a Sing Your Heart Out Group in North Norfolk and run 24 sessions and other activities
- Mardler, the North Norfolk Talking Newspaper, which received £2,500 to purchase a laptop and listening devices for users of the service
- Norfolk Community Law Service, which received £2,000 to provide a weekly Free Legal Advice Service at Cromer
- Stiffkey Playing Field, which received £2,000 to improve the fencing around the play area
- Lighthouse Charity Trust in Sheringham, which received £1,500 to resource the proposed Western Wing extension
Full details of the Victory Housing Community Fund can be found at www.norfolkfoundation.com.