Grants of up to £1000 are available for organisations and groups to increase footfall and activity in King’s Lynn, Downham Market and Hunstanton.
A series of ‘Dragons Den’ style competitions will be held in January 2024, where local groups or businesses can present ideas to a panel to ask for a share of the funding. Businesses and community groups have until Friday 8 December to formally express their interest in taking part.
Fabian Eagle, the county councillor responsible for Economic Growth, said: “I am passionate about Norfolk’s towns and how important they are to our local economy. Further to our pilot scheme in Breckland, we’re extending this funding opportunity to local businesses and groups in the King’s Lynn & West Norfolk area. If you’re a business or group with new ideas that give residents a great reason to visit their town centres in Downham Market, Hunstanton on King’s Lynn, we want to hear from you.”
Alistair Beales, the borough councillor responsible for business, said: “By working closely with our county council partners, we’ve been able to create an exciting new opportunity for local groups and businesses to put forward their creative ideas to enhance our towns. I’m looking forward to hearing people’s ideas about how we can make our towns even better for our residents and visitors and help boost west Norfolk’s economy.”
Applications are welcome from any local groups or business, but any activity must be a brand-new idea and should support multiple areas or services within Hunstanton, Downham Market or King’s Lynn, and have a link to creating interest or increasing footfall in town centres.
For more information, and to express interest in bidding for a grant, please visit www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/LoveYourTown