Community groups win grants form the Big Lottery Fund

Big Lottery Fund

Big Lottery Fund - Credit: Archant

Groups across our region have received the latest batch of grants from the Big Lottery Fund of up to £10,000 to help make positive changes in their communities.

The funding, announced today, includes support for Sing Your Heart out South in Attleborough to organise singing sessions for people with mental health issues, and money to train staff at Ramnoth Junior School, in Wisbech, to provide additional support to children with special needs.

The NR5 Community Hub, in Norwich, will receive £9.984.

The Big Lottery said: 'This organisation will use the funding to offer sports and leisure activities, arts and crafts sessions, toddler and baby facilities and volunteer training.'

Other grants include £10,000 to Saxlingham Nethergate Parish Council for replacement doors and windows in the village hall, and the same amount to the Access Community Trust for Sam's Coffee House and Enterprise Lounge in Lowestoft, to help reach young people aged 16-25 who are disengaged with mainstream services.

Lyn Cole, Big Lottery Fund England grant making director, said: 'So many local community organisations are enabling people to spring forward and make positive changes to their lives. It's wonderful when we get to hear the stories of how through these projects people have overcome barriers, learned new skills and improved their lives.'

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