North Norfolk community groups share £22,000 from Victory Housing Community Fund

Victory Housing Trust chief executive John Archibald

Victory Housing Trust chief executive John Archibald - Credit: Archant

Community groups in north Norfolk are sharing a £22,282 windfall following the latest round of grants from the Victory Housing Community Fund.

The awards, the 10th round of grants to be made from the fund, were decided by a panel of Victory Housing Trust residents.

Playgroups and playgrounds dominate the latest round of grants, with a project to restore donated furniture and a family support service for autistic children also benefiting.

The fund, set up in 2008, has now given out 78 grants worth more than £225,000.

The latest recipients were:

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? Happisburgh Parish Council, which was given £5,000 to provide a play area.

? Tunstead Parish Council, £5,000 for playground equipment.

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? Autism Anglia, £2,000 towards the costs of running their family support service in north and west Norfolk.

? Corpusty and Saxthorpe Parent and Toddler Group, £1,500 to purchase new equipment for the playgroup.

? Broadgrace Church, in Horstead, £982 to buy equipment for a new playgroup.

? Little Snoring Pre-School, £5,000, to replace an old portable building.

? The Salvation Army Furniture Shop in Fakenham, £2,800 to set up a project to repair and improve donated furniture.

Victory chief executive John Archibald said those groups benefiting were all helping improve communities at grassroots level across north Norfolk.

'When we set up the fund, we set out to make a difference – or more accurately, to help those people in our communities who were already making a difference, and who form such an important part of the fabric of our society,' he added.

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