Contributed by Flagship Group
4/12/2019 - Flagship Group
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 166grants 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 receiving support were:
“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 Munity Fund can be found here
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