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

Eastern Daily Press reporter Jemma Walker with a Community Chest box. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Eastern Daily Press reporter Jemma Walker with a Community Chest box. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

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

Eastern Daily Press reporter Jemma Walker with a Community Chest box. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Eastern Daily Press reporter Jemma Walker with a Community Chest box. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Our exciting Community Chest campaign has awarded cash grants to hundreds of groups across the region – and now we are helping another 81.

The 81 lucky non-profit organisations will be sharing £20,213.

The applicants all snipped and saved 500 tokens during March to qualify and are now reaping the rewards.

Yet again the dragons – our judges – were overwhelmed with the level of applications. So they decided to increase this month's prize pot in a bid to give cash grants to as many groups as possible.

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Cheques ranging between £100 and £500 have been sent to the benefiting groups.

The money will be used in a range of ways to transform the region.

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Unsuccessful applicants are also welcome to apply again next month.


Attleborough Day Care Centre £500 - To provide an outreach befriending service

London Road Pre-School £500 - To purchase an outdoor creative centre and equipment

PACT Animal Sanctuary £500 - To build a footpath to accommodate wheelchair users

1249 (Dereham) Sqn ATC £250 - To buy New PC hardware to run a flight simulator

1st Old Buckenham Scout Group £250 - Top buy new Equipment

Bradenham Cricket Club £250 - To purchase cricket helmets

Charlotte Harvey Trust £250 - To purchase kitchenware etc

Dereham Cancer Care £250 - To replace the function and craft rooms' lighting system

Friends of Yaxham Church of England (VA) Primary School £250 - To install a

prayer garden

Griston Parish Council £250 - To replace a rotting village sign

Scarning Pre-school £250 - To develop its garden and provide different activities and learning experiences

Thetford Athletic Club £250 -To redevelop facilities

Mattishall Bowls Club £100 - To purchase a Tru Turf


1st Lingwood and Strumpshaw Air Scout Group £250 - To replace four tents

1st Salhouse Scout Group £250 - To purchase equipment for an outdoor fire lighting and cooking activity

1st Taverham Scout Group £250 - To repair or replace tents

Aylsham Agricultural Show Association Limited £250 - To update the website that publicises the Aylsham Show at Blicking over the August bank holiday weekend

Broadland Boat Club £250 - To buy an Explorer 21

Burroughes Hall Management Committee £250 - To complete its small playground

Cantley School Association £250 - To develop the nature area

Coltishall Playing Fields Bowls Club £250 - To replace lawnmower

Friends of Acle St Edmund Primary School Association £250 - To purchase a friendship bench

South Walsham Village Hall £250 - To purchase play equipment and seating for South Walsham's playground

1st Freethorpe Brownies £200 - To purchase chairs and tables

2nd Reepham Scout Group £200 - To purchase crash mats for bouldering wall

Felthorpe Pavilion and Recreation Ground £200 – To buy a hearing loop system to support guests with hearing difficulties

Friends of Kinsale Junior School £200 - To set up a KJS Pop-Up Library

Hainford Pre-school £200 - To buy a free choice trolley

Messy Church at Freethorpe Methodist Church £200 - To buy art supplies

Salhouse Parish Council £200 - To purchase a wheelchair/double buggy/picnic table for the recreation ground

2nd Brundall Cubs and Beavers £150 - To purchase equipment

Old Catton Cricket Club £150 - To purchase equipment

1st Acle Brownies £100 - To pay towards a pack holiday

20th Norwich Brownies £100 -To take all the girls on a trip to the Dinosaur Park

Friends of All Saints' Church, Hemblington £100 - To purchase audio-visual equipment

Norfolk Contract Bridge Assn. £100 - To increase the participation of schoolchildren learning and playing bridge

Thorpe District Girlguiding £100 - To help towards an outing to Pleasurewood Hills


Caister Methodist Church £289 - To replace the cooker.

Filby Playing Field Committee £250 - To purchase sensory plants for the cottage garden

Friends of Gorleston Library £250 - To create a grotto in the library, present each child with a book from Santa and purchase suitable storage space for the art and craft supplies

PTA Committee Filby Primary School £250 - To develop a library at the school

The Bridge £250 - To buy splashbacks for the kitchen


Thornham Cricket Club £500 - To purchase a new scoreboard

Bircham Railway Bowls Club £250 - To buy equipment for a new kitchen that is being installed

Methwold Community Action Group £250 - To purchase a range of play equipment for the Methwold Baby and Toddler group

St Mary's Church, Crimplesham £200 - To buy units for a kitchen in the church


Lighthouse Charity Trust £500 - to buy New safety mats, play 'pods' and toys for the children's soft play area, as well as towards general café improvements

Hempstead PCC £300- To start a quarterly playscheme for the children of the village

Colby and Banningham Parish Council £250 - To buy a defibrillator for Banningham village

Francis Beckham Charity £250 - To replace outdoor wooden benches on the village playing field

Friends of Sheringham Primary School £250 - To purchase a new climbing frame

National Coastwatch Institution Mundesley £250 - To help establish a seasonal watch station at Vale Road

North Walsham Bowls and Snooker Club £250 - Towards maintenance of the bowls green and snooker tables, and ground rent

North Walsham Gymnastics Club £250 - To purchase a vault run-up

Roughton Under 5s Playgroup £250 - To provide two rooms for the children, including one room for the two to three-year-olds and another room for the three to four-year-olds

Sheringham Play Park £250 - To contribute towards new play equipment for less able children including a wheelchair swing and roundabout

Stalham Brass Band £250 - To purchase a trailer

The Three Villages Community Association Limited £250 - A communal seating area in the centre of the village

Trunch Village Society £250 - To purchase and install adventure and activity play equipment

The Trefoil Guild, Stalham £200 - Towards having more speakers and to take the members out for more outings

Friends of Cromer Museum £100 - To hire the community hall for the museum's History Day and talks

North Norfolk Vikings Swimming Club £100 - To extend its land training facilities to offer swimmers the best training

North Walsham Methodist Church £100 - The provision of six small tables and 24 chairs for use in the toddler groups as well as improvements to the hearing loop system


English+ £500 - To provide a summer programme of free informal language lessons

Musical Keys £500 - To run the Fast-Forward project for three months

BUILD £250 - To purchase a new laptop to train people

Norfolk Deaf Association £250 - To help fund its Hearing Support Service (HSS) for one week

27th Norwich Brownies £100 - To provide fun and educational activities while developing self-worth and self-belief

31st Norwich Brownies £100 - To reduce the cost of a trip to London to visit Park Lodge Guiding World Centre and Buckingham Palace


Morley Under Fives Preschool and Out of School Club (OSC) £524 - To purchase three pieces of outdoor equipment including a snuggle basket and two small wheelybugs

Carleton Rode History Group £250 - Towards creating a display area in the church to display details about the village men killed in the two world wars

Easton Gymnastics Club CIO £250 - To purchase three safety landing mats for under bars

Framtastics Gymnastics Club £250 - To purchase a vault

Hingham Pre-school Playgroup £250 - To purchase nest boxes and bird feeders

Norwich and District Group Riding for the Disabled Association £250 - To replace riding hats

Tacolneston and Forncett Recreation Association £250 - To refurbish the park and play equipment

The Hempnall Trust £250 - To purchase new signs, produce a leaflet and create a website to advertise and promote the mill

Wortwell Community Centre Management Committee £250 - To cover the costs of a hearing loop and sound cables

Barnham Broom Church Bells Restoration Appeal £250 - Towards promoting bell ringing at the village fete


Friends of Lowestoft Library £500 - To purchase at least two new sofas for the children's library at Lowestoft Library

Beccles and District Museum £200 - To install a community museum display cabinet

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

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