Freebridge fund gives out �5,000 to local groups across West Norfolk

Freebridge Community Housing has awarded �5,000 to community and voluntary groups in West Norfolk, via its community fund.

Little Oaks Pre-School, Stoke Ferry which was given �1,000 to provide a sensory room for children.

Forward Day Centre in King's Lynn which has been awarded �500 towards equipping a sensory support room.

funding is Sing Your Heart Out - West which has been set up to benefit those with mild mental ill health, anxiety or depression, and their families and carers has received �500.

Freebridge has also donated �750 to allow the National Osteoporosis Society, King's Lynn & District Group to launch a second exercise group for people diagnosed with osteoporosis.

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The Stop-Start Group, a free support group which offers support to female survivors of childhood sexual abuse, has been given �1,000 towards the cost of a laptop and operational costs.

Terrington Community Fund has received �750, while Downham Market Water Festival received �500.

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The Freebridge Community Fund was established in 2010 to support community activity. Applications are assessed by a panel of staff and tenants. Freebridge paid �30,000 into the fund last year, attracting �12,500 in government match-funding.

Freebridge chief executive Tony Hall said: 'We set up the fund to support projects which have a positive impact within our local communities and these groups are all worthy recipients of funding.

'We are committed to supporting organisations, and working with partners, to make a difference within West Norfolk and I am sure that this funding will help the recipients to do just that.'

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