How £37,000 of Sport Relief cash is helping 45 Norwich community groups
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Sport Relief bosses have revealed the 45 Norwich projects that have benefited from more than £37,000 in grant money this year.
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.
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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