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Community fund to continue for another year

North Norfolk District Council leader John Lee said the Big Society Fund had been a massive success. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

North Norfolk District Council leader John Lee said the Big Society Fund had been a massive success. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Communities in north Norfolk will be able to apply for money from the Big Society Fund for at least another year.

The North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) scheme has enabled a wide variety of projects to be implemented for the benefit of communities.

And NNDC agreed at a cabinet meeting today to continue the scheme at its current level of funding, £225,000, for another year.

The fund was established in 2012 to help build strong communities and is financed from a percentage of the second homes council tax returned from Norfolk County Council.

NNDC leader John Lee said: “This is the best part of my entire job, being able to award money to smaller parishes. Accessing these kind of funds is becoming increasingly difficult. It’s been a massive success. We do have £1m in reserves so we can keep it going for a few more years at least.”

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