Revealed: The groups that have won a share of our Community Chest fund

Has your community group been successful in our giveaway? Find out below.

Has your community group been successful in our giveaway? Find out below. - Credit: Archant

The groups set to benefit from cash grants thanks to our Community Chest campaign can be revealed today.

Eighty organisations, from every corner of our region, will be given a share of £19,150. Grants range from £100 to £500 and are being distributed among non-profit groups which collected tokens throughout February.

As with the previous month, our 'dragons' – who decide which groups receive the money – have given away more cash than expected: an additional £7,000. The Community Chest campaign, in association with the Norfolk Community Foundation, has now handed out more than £62,000 since it was launched.

Nigel Pickover, editor-in-chief of the Eastern Daily Press and one of our dragons, said: 'Month two of Community Chest saw more than 200 applications for grants – and our 'dragons' supported some 80 applications with contributions. There's a huge cry for help from our communities and we're delighted to be able to help in some way. Month three is now well under way and we want many more applications this time so keep collecting your tokens. There's another big chance to get some cash.'

The beneficiaries can be found on the map and those that were unsuccessful will receive a 50-token ticket to begin their next submission.

Unsuccessful applicants are also welcome to apply again next month.

If you are a successful applicant and want to tell us how the cash will help, email

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Caring Friends for Cancer Mid Norfolk, £500 - To refurbish an area for holistic therapies and counselling

Attleborough Amateur Boxing Club, £250 - To purchase outdoor gym equipment

Dereham Meeting Point, £250 - To help towards the cost of a trip to the theatre for those who cannot use public transport

Home-Start Breckland & South Norfolk, £250 - To recruit and train more home-visiting volunteers to visit families in Thetford

Mattishall & Lenwade Surgeries Equipment Fund, £250 - To purchase a new laptop

St Andrew's Church PCC, £250 - To make a soft-play area in the coffee area

St Mary's PCC Watton, £250 - To support SureStart Outreach Well-Being cafés with being held at the Blenheim Centre

William Cowper Pre-School, £250 - To purchase a climbing frame

The Rocklands Community Shop Limited, £200 - To purchase a new chiller

Thetford Community Association, £200 - To purchase arts materials for new arts club

Venture Farm Cat Rescue, £200 - To pay for the materials needed to 'refurbish' their treatment room

Mattishall Cricket Club, £150 - To purchase new cricket helmets

1st Ashill Brownies, £100 - Towards brownies resources such as books, badges and certificates

1st Mattishall District Scout Group, £100 - To purchase some Coleman Event Shelters

2nd Dereham (Toftwood) Scouts, £100 - To hire transport for a group trip

3rd Swanton Morley Rainbows & Brownies, £100 - To purchase storage and more equipment


Oak Farm Fundraising Group, £500 - To contribute towards the cost of a mobility vehicle for outings to continue

Friends of Garrick Green Infant School, £350 - To help fund raised garden beds

Brundall Parochial Church Council, £300 - To purchase equipment and furnishings for a new kitchen

Acle Good Neighbour Scheme, £250 - Room hire for 12 months for Tea and Talk group for lonely older people with dementia and their carers

Heathland Community Centre, £250 - To purchase play equipment for children

Hevingham Village Hall, £250 - To improve the hearing loop system.

The House of Genesis, £250 - To purchase computers for the residents to access to improve skills, job hunting etc

1st Acle Scout Group, £200 - To purchase camping equipment for scout group

Blofield United Youth FC, £200 - Towards the costs of coaching courses and equipment

Buxton Village Hall and Playing Field, £200 - To redesign garden for children attending playgroup every weekday

Coltishall and Horstead Good Neighbourhood Scheme, £200 - To support social outings for the elderly

St John the Baptist's Church PCC Reedham, £200 - To improve pedestrian access to lower churchyard

Thorpe Pavilion Nursery, £200 - To invest in furniture for the nursery

1st Old Catton Rainbows, £100 - A trip to London, to work towards badges and invite people of interest to their weekly sessions


The Well (formerly Contact 2000), £500 - To continue to offer the meal service and foodbank to the vulnerable and to cover training

Home-Start Great Yarmouth & District, £250 - To train and support volunteers

Samaritans of Great Yarmouth, £250 - To replace the chairs and printers as well as to fund recruitment and training

Bure Valley Conservation Group, £200 - To purchase tools and equipment to maintain the land

Hemsby Methodist Church, £200 - To purchase a water heater for the church


Kandoo Club, £300 - To purchase sensory equipment to ensure the club is fully inclusive to all disabled members

West Norfolk Befriending, £300 - To cover hall hire, catering and transport costs for a social event for isolated older people

1st Methwold Scout Group, £250 - To purchase tents for camping events

Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company, £250 - To produce a performance at a professional venue

West Norfolk Riding for the Disabled Association, £250 - To help cover the costs of disabled riders to attend the regional dressage qualifiers

All Saints Parochial Church Council Wretton with Stoke Ferry with SWAM Project, £200 - To buy a new cooker to replace existing one

Friends of Burnham Market Primary School, £200 - To purchase outdoor equipment such as outdoor musical instruments and bird- potting boards to develop the outdoor learning experience

Lakesend Happy Circle Club, £200 - To fund the celebratory 50th birthday party


Stalham and Smallburgh First Responders, £500 - To kit out two new volunteer first responders with the essential equipment needed to be on call

Cromer Methodist – Community Matters Café, £300 - To provide hot food for homeless and older people every fortnight at the café

Hickling Hunnies Playgroup, £250 - To purchase educational toys and equipment

Ladybird Pre-school Nursery, £250 - To re-surface an outside play area with an impact absorbing surface.

Ryburgh Community Enterprise, £250 - To create a café area within the village shop

The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St Peter, Sheringham, £250 - To purchase new equipment for its parents' and toddlers' group, Noah's Ark.

The Patch – Sheringham Community Smallholding Project, £250 - To develop raised beds and growing space to accommodate more schools and groups

1st Stalham Cub Scouts, £200 - To purchase new tents

Blakeney District Scouts, £200 - Towards the cost of a 'Big Camp' to celebrate 100 years of Cub Scouts and 30 years of Beavers

Fakenham Baptist Church, £200 - To purchase a large piece of play equipment for Little Fishes Toddler group

Fakenham Wensum Scout Group, £200 - To purchase four new tents for the patrols

Fit Together North Norfolk, £200 - To provide first aid training to volunteers

Friends of Horsey Seals, £200 - To help with the costs of printing information leaflets and handbooks

Higginbottom Recreational Charity, £200 - To purchase adult gym equipment

St Mary's Church, Stalham, £200 - To fund trips for Bizzy Bee Toddler Group


The Hamlet Centre Trust, £350 - Contribute to the costs of soft gym equipment

11th Norwich Sea Scout Group, £250 - To purchase new life jackets for the sea scouts

Chermond Trust, £250 - To purchase a laptop, and gym and circus equipment

South Norwich Beaver Scout Sections, £250 - To take Beaver Scouts to BeWILDerwood to celebrate 30 years of Beaver Scouts

Mile Cross Phoenix Children's Project, £200 - To purchase tables and equipment for the community café and for the children's sessions

St George's RC Church, £200 - To purchase a defibrillator to be installed outside the church


Mid Norfolk Riding for the Disabled, £500 - To purchase and replace riding equipment

1070 (Diss) Squadron Air Cadets, £300 - To take children and families on activities

Club 99, £250 - To help fund a support worker

Eastern Rivers Community Gym at Loddon, £250 - To expand the range of fitness equipment provided

Hingham Tennis, £250 - To purchase tennis equipment for the mini and junior players

Stratton St Mary PCC, £250 - To improve the disabled access to the church

Earsham Primary School PTA, £200 - To fund the operating costs of an after-school wildlife club

Friends of Wicklewood Primary School, £200 - To purchase equipment for the school's new Forest Schools project

Little Tractors – Forncett Playgroup, £200 - To purchase resources for the children including a three-sided see-through easel

Spooner Row Acorns Pre-School, £200 - To purchase a new set of blocks for the children to build and design shapes and to balance and climb all over

Brooke & Ditchingham Playgroup, £100 - To develop the role play area and add some multi-cultural musical instruments

Wortwell Parish Council, £100 - To purchase a pair of football goals


The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St Michael's And St Luke's, £300 - To buy new play mats for the St Luke's Parent and Toddler Group

Friends of Ditchingham School, £250 - Towards improving play area

Warren School Association, £250 - To assist in costs for 76 young people with learning difficulties to attend residential opportunities

St Raphael Club for Disabled, £200 - To provide 40 club members with fish and chip suppers and towards other outings

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