Twelve projects in West Norfolk have got a share of Government levelling up cash.
- Heacham Parish Library Exhibitions (Heacham Parish Council)
- Downham Market Arts (Downham Market Arts)
- Volunteer it Yourself (Volunteer it Yourself CIC)
- West Norfolk Creative Socials (Creative Arts East)
- Young People Co-producing Events (Discover King’s Lynn, King’s Lynn BID Ltd)
- Baba Yaga (Wish, Dare, Inspire)
- Art in the Streets (King’s Lynn BID Ltd)
- The Moon Meet Our Nearest Neighbour Touring Exhibition at Lynn Museum, (Norfolk Museums Service)
- Sedgeford Circular Walks (Sedgeford Parish Council)
- King’s Lynn: Britain’s Most Surprising Town, (King’s Lynn Town Guides)
- We Are Lynn – Sounding Out, (Collusion)
- Trues Yard Enhancing the Visitor Experience and Extending the Tourist Season (The North End Trust)
Oliver Judges, the borough council’s Executive Director for Place, said: “Awards made under this grant scheme will help support organisations and groups in our borough and communities to develop and prosper.
“Prosperous communities are about more than financial opportunities. They are places where people can flourish and deliver to the best of their potential, and I look forward to seeing the benefits that our communities enjoy from the delivery of these grants.”
Meanwhile each King’s Lynn and West Norfolk borough councillor has been given up to £1000 to support local activities in the area they look after.
Borough council leader Terry Parish, said: “These grants give each of our borough councillors the ability to make a difference in their wards.
“In a large and rural borough, our communities face a range of challenges in accessing and delivering services or activities. This scheme is designed to help with that. It gives our communities the ability to apply for small grants that help to make a difference at a very local level.”
One previous example was the Heacham Heritage exhibition which got money to help fund displays.
Grants of £50-£1,000 can be awarded, so a councillor may make a single award of £1,000 or several smaller ones. Where a ward has multiple councillors, they can also work with other councillors to pool their allocation.
Applications open on 7 August and must be made by 31 March 2024. Groups wishing to apply can visit https://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/cllr-grant-scheme