South Norfolk: £50k funding boost for local communities

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Communities in South Norfolk have been celebrating this week after district councillors awarded £50,000 of funding to projects and initiatives that benefit local people.

Six community groups will each get a share of South Norfolk Council’s Community Action Fund in this latest round of funding that was agreed on Friday 2 July. 

Chair of the Community Action Fund Panel, Councillor Alison Thomas, said: 

“All the applications we received had great merit and we would have loved to have had the means to support them all. However, those that were unsuccessful this time, will now be supported by our Communities Team to find alternative sources of funding.”

The full list of grants that have been awarded are: 

  • Hethersett Hawks Cycle Speedway Club – improvements to Track, £8,130
  • Ditchingham Village Hall extension, £15,000 
  • Burston and Shimpling Parish Council – repurpose of the village playing field, £4,500 
  • Barford and Wrampling Village Hall – roof and ceiling replacement, £15,000 
  • 1st Roydon Guides – new guide hut, £2,500
  • Long Stratton Village Hall – refurbishment, £4,870 

The Community Action Fund supports groups who require a larger amount of funding than the Members Ward Fund can support. District councillors are responsible for receiving, considering and proposing applications for funding between £500 and £15,000.

If you would like to apply for a community grant, please contact your local councillor, or visit the Community Action Fund page more information.

Published: 9 July 2021