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New rakes, a sensory garden and furniture - grants given to three local causes

Members of groups in Norfolk and Suffolk celebrated being handed their grant from the Central England Co-operative Community Dividend Fund. Picture: East of England Co-operative

Members of groups in Norfolk and Suffolk celebrated being handed their grant from the Central England Co-operative Community Dividend Fund. Picture: East of England Co-operative

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Three Norfolk and Suffolk projects will share more than £3,000 in the latest payout from a cooperative fund.

Brundall Allotment Association has been given more than £2,000 in the funds from Central England Cooperative’s Community Dividend Fund.

They will use the cash to buy a range of machinery for their community allotments, such as litter pickers, rakes and hedge cutters.

The Wellbeing Day Centre, in Lowestoft, will use £700 to help support a vital project to make a sensory garden accessible in all weathers to residents with dementia.

Another £465 will be given to Dersingham Village Centre to pay for new furniture.

It came as part of a total a £43,000 handed out to 40 causes across 16 counties.

Brad Tuckfield, Brundall Store manager, said he was “delighted” to see the causes rewarded.

Grants of between £100 and £5,000 are handed out every three months to a wide range of applicants.

People can apply for funding by visiting https://communities.centralengland.coop/

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