How £37,000 of Sport Relief cash is helping 45 Norwich community groups

St Mary’s Toddler Group who have received £855 from Sport Relief to replace toys and equipment.PHOTO

St Mary’s Toddler Group who have received £855 from Sport Relief to replace toys and equipment.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

Sport Relief bosses have revealed the 45 Norwich projects that have benefited from more than £37,000 in grant money this year.

St Maryâ¬"s Toddler Group who have received £855 from Sport Relief to replace toys and equipment.PH

St Maryâ¬"s Toddler Group who have received £855 from Sport Relief to replace toys and equipment.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

They include £750 for tents for the 17th Norwich Scouts, £855 to replace toys and equipment at St Mary's Toddler Group in Earlham and £1,000 to help Bowthorpe Heritage Group with the costs of running a community garden.

People ran, walked, swam, cycled and baked cakes to raise record sums of money for Sport Relief this year.

Cathy Togher, Comic Relief UK programme manager said: 'The successful projects announced in the local area have received a small grant as part of this year's Sport Relief Community Cash initiative.

'Some of the most meaningful changes to people's lives are made at the grassroots of local communities.

St Mary’s Toddler Group who have received £855 from Sport Relief to replace toys and equipment.PHOTO

St Mary’s Toddler Group who have received £855 from Sport Relief to replace toys and equipment.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY


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'All over the UK, local people are working hard to make a difference on their own doorsteps for people living tough lives and these grants show how a small amount of money can make a big difference.'

Grassroots community groups were invited to apply for Community Cash grants of £500 to £1,000.

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There was fundraising across the country, including in Norwich where the Sport Relief Flagship Games took place at UEA, and Radio One presenter Greg James, who is a former UEA student, completed his charity Gregathlon at The Forum.

The challenge saw him complete five triathlons of longre than Olympic distance on five consecutive days in five different cities.

Graham Tuttle, of Norfolk Community Foundation said: 'We have funded some truly fantastic work in the local area via Comic Relief's Community Cash initiative and we are delighted to announce these successful groups who have received funding from the recent Sport Relief campaign.

'Thanks to the hard work of these groups, the money raised through Sport Relief can now get right to the heart of the local community and make a real difference where it is most needed.'

A total of 45 groups in Norwich were awarded Community Cash grants:

13th Norwich Rainbows - £668

17th Norwich Scouts - £750

25th Norwich Brownies Unit - £500

27th Norwich Rainbow Pack - £500

Norwich Credit Union - £663

URBAN Youth - £1,000

Bowthorpe Heritage Group - £1,000

Mile Cross Community Association - £980

Norwich Congolese Community Group - £500

Outsiders Community Consultants - £1,000

Sewell Toy Library - £900

Sing With Pride - £700

Sprowston Youth Engagement Project - £1,000

The Bridge Plus - £1,000

Total Ensemble Theatre Company - £1,000

38th Norwich Brownies - £1,000

Belvedere Community Association - £750

Care For Carers - £1,000

Catton Grove Community Centre - £905

City Response - £980

Community Action Norwich - £600

Mile Cross Phoenix Childrens Project - £1,000

New Routes Integration - £1,000

Norfolk SEN Network - £500

Norwich PHAB Club - £500

Sprowston Day Centre - £1,000

St Augustines Afternoon Club - £500

St Mary's Toddler Group - £855

The Neesa Project - £1,000

WISEArchive - £997

35th Norwich Sea Scout Group - £1,000

4Cs (Centres for Christian Care and Counselling) - £500

Chermond Trust - £600

Dawn's New Horizon - £1,000

Mile Cross Playscheme - £1,000

Norfolk Area LGBT

Project - £902

Norfolk Homemakers Furniture Project - £1,000

Norwich Premier Judo Club - £1,000

Norwich United Karate - £1,000

Silver Road Community Centre - £1,000

Sing Your Heart Out - £500

The Black Dog Project - £750

The Well - £500

Time Norfolk (Previously Pregnancy Choices Norfolk) - £1,000

Widows and Orphans Relief and Development (WORD) Trust International - amount to be confirmed

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