A total of 13 West Norfolk projects have got a share of £57,000 of grant money from the Rural England Prosperity Fund.
The money has to be invested in projects to reduce rural isolation and boost local pride.
Those getting cash include:
Grants awarded include:
- Amy Robsart (Syderstone) Village Hall: to fund electrical work as part of equipping a small meeting room.
- Clackclose District Guiding: to resurface the car park and add recycled planters and cycle storage.
- Heacham P.C.: to improve IT facilities in the community library.
- Hunstanton Society: to purchase an audio tour guide system in order to implement guided town walks.
- Mary Esther Holloway Memorial Trust (MEHM Trust): to purchase 30 chairs for seated keep fit classes and 40 cushions to be used on existing chairs for film nights.
- National Coastwatch Institution Brancaster: to purchase binoculars and a telescope for observing the coast.
- Pandora Project: to purchase laptops and other equipment to support 5 new volunteers in a dedicated rural team working with women in rural communities.
- Shouldham Bowls and Social Club: to improve insulation, and purchase a storage unit
- Stoke Ferry Playing Field Association: to improve toilet facilities.
- SWAN Youth Project (Norfolk): to refurbish the kitchen.
- The Food Pantry Feltwell: to provide a chiller, heater and unit for the till at the food hub.
- Wereham Village Hall: to set up a community computer service.
Chris Morley, the borough councillor responsible for finance, said: “We know that rural communities face a number of challenges. By improving facilities, amenities and equipment, these projects will help to deliver on the aims of the fund, which are to support the wellbeing of residents, tackle rural isolation, support social cohesion and boost local pride.”