£41,000 Windfall for Ten North Norfolk Community Organisations
Ten community groups across North Norfolk are celebrating a combined windfall of over £41,000,
following the latest round of grants from the Victory Housing Community Fund.
Children’s play areas, a men’s mental health project, a climbing wall and an inter-generational sports
programme are just a selection of community initiatives that are set to benefit from a series of grants
ranging from £2,333 to £5,000 – bringing the total handed out by the Fund to £551,698 across 166
grants since it was established in 2008.
The inter-generational sports programme is run by ‘Exercising People in Communities (EPIC) Norfolk
Ltd’ who operate throughout Norfolk. They were awarded a grant of £2,233 to contribute towards
staffing, equipment and office costs for their 13-week inter-generational sports programme in North
Walsham. The programme is specifically aimed at tackling isolation and loneliness in local
communities. The group are looking at involving school children to mix with older customers to play
various games and take part in fun exercises.
In addition, MensCraft CIC, received £4,700 towards the running costs of their new mental health
project which supports men in the North Walsham area, offering free MOT’s to those who attend.
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:
• Bacton Parish Council, which received £4,000 to contribute to the cost of installing two new items of play equipment.
• Briston Parish Council, which received £3,026 to contribute to the cost of refurbishing play equipment for the village play park. • Cromer Town Council, which received £4,096 to install a climbing wall at Lynewood Close Pocket Park.
• Exercising People in Communities Norfolk Ltd, which received £2,233 to contribute towards staffing, equipment and office costs of a 13-week intergenerational sports programme in North Walsham.
• MensCraft CIC, which received £4,700 to contribute to the running costs of a new mental health project working with men in North Walsham.
• Mundesley PCC, which received £5,000 to contribute to the cost of renewing the heating and hot water system in the All Saints Community Rooms.
• New Life Community Church, in North Walsham, which received £5,000 to employ a new child and Families Work for one year.
• Pandora Project, in Cromer, which received £4,979 to increase the hours of the North Norfolk Support Worker.
• Stalham & Smallburgh First Responders, which received £3,000 to purchase equipment for volunteer First Responders.
• Worstead Pre-school, which received £5,000 to contribute towards the cost of replacing the paving of the outside play area with a safer surface.
“We’re delighted that we have the opportunity again to give out grants to organisations that play such
an important role in our region said Lisa Collen, Managing Director, Victory Housing Trust & Director
of People and Workplaces. The panel has allocated funds to a variety of organisations, to which all
age groups will benefit. Where we can, we must continue to support both the individuals and
organisations that contribute so much to our communities”.
Full details of the Victory Housing Community Fund can be found at www.norfolkfoundation.com.
For further information, please contact:
Tel: 0845 258 6399