North Norfolk District Council’s Big Society Fund latest grants

The Atrium at North Walsham High School.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

The Atrium at North Walsham High School.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: © ARCHANT NORFOLK PHOTOGRAPHIC

North Walsham's community Atrium building is likely to get up to £15,000 to help it plan for a secure future.

North Norfolk District Council's (NNDC) cabinet, which meets on Monday, is set to approve the cash from its Big Society Fund Enabling Fund, which is earmarked to help larger projects get off the ground.

It would be used to pay for a business plan and market analysis aimed at helping Atrium chiefs target sources of income and pinpoint community needs over the next five to 10 years.

The £5.3m building, on the North Walsham High School site, opened two years ago and hosts services and events including theatre, cinema, concerts, dance and music classes, exhibitions, meetings and conferences, and it is home to a number of businesses.

As previously reported, Monday's cabinet is also expected to approve up to £150,000 worth of funding to help the charity Homes for Wells convert the Wells Field Studies Centre building, on Polka Road, into 11 new affordable homes.

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Latest projects supported by the Big Society Fund are:

? £5,000 towards £52,373 worth of improvements at Edgefield Village Hall;

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? £10,000 towards a £58,182 project for Thornage Parochial Church Council to install a toilet, kitchenette and improve disabled access;

? £5,000 for Blakeney Parish Council towards £81,695 worth of play equipment;

? £10,450 towards a £66,856 Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society project to stage a public workshop and concert commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the first world war;

? £15,000 for a £28,641 toilet and changing room at the new Poppy Centre building in Stalham;

? £1,200 for Norfolk and Suffolk 4x4 Responders' £4,000 bid for personal protection equipment for flood operations;

? £5,000 towards the £12,600 cost of extending and refurbishing Sculthorpe Village Hall's kitchen;

? £12,500 to pay for improvements to Fakenham Rugy Union Football Club's kitchen;

? £9,000 towards the £15,888 cost of refurbishing Sidestrand's Reading Room so that it can re-open;

? £7,000 for Hindringham Village Hall's £7,440 refurbishment;

£8,357 toward's Langham Playing Field Committee's £15,357 project to replace old play equipment;

? £7,500 for Potter Heigham Village Hall management committee's £19,286 project to replace play equipment;

? £5,000 towards the £75,041 cost of providing a replacement modular building for Little Snoring Pre-School.

In total, grants worth £101,007 have been awarded so far this financial year from the £450,000 pot which uses second-homes council tax cash.

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