Norfolk and north Suffolk Awards for All grant winners announced

A north Norfolk community gym, the Museum of the Broads, and a Yarmouth club for people with dementia are among 47 projects across the East of England sharing in �348,958 worth of lottery grants, announced today, Monday September 12.

A clutch of 11 recipients in Norfolk and north Suffolk will be receiving between �300 and �10,000 from the Big Lottery's Awards for All pot.

They include a community gym being set up at Aylsham's Cawston Road Drill Hall, targeted at the over-50s, which will receive the maximum �10,000.

The Purfleet Trust Resettlement Project in King's Lynn will also receive �10,000 to provide workshops, including an allotment project and cooking classes aimed at homeless people.

Other local award winners are: The Museum of The Broads, at Stalham Staithe, �8,890 for resurfacing the outside of their building; North Elmham Youth and Community Development Trust, �9,504 to install a lower ceiling and lighting in their centre; St Mary's Memory Club, Yarmouth, �3,682 to provide an activity and support club for people in the initial stages of dementia; Clenchwharton Gardening Club, King's Lynn, �1,012 to buy IT and projector equipment; Wells Maltings Trust, �3,670 to improve lighting in their community hall and buy equipment; Buxton Primary School, near Aylsham, �4,100 for training courses to help parents support their children as they learn; Brooke Parish Council, south of Norwich, �3,306 to install a path providing access to a village conservation area; Waveney Valley Towns Group, �10,000 for audio tours and trails for seven market towns in Suffolk and Norfolk; and Asperger East Anglia, based in Yarmouth, �8,900 to open a new youth group.

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