Fakenham groups given grants

Children from Fakenham Junior and Infant schools have helped to plant hundreds of wild flower plugs in woodland at the Hawk and Owl Trust's Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve near Fakenham. ENGANL00220110929115844
Children from Fakenham Junior and Infant schools have helped to plant hundreds of wild flower plugs in woodland at the Hawk and Owl Trust's Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve near Fakenham. ENGANL00220110929115844
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Fakenham Town Youth Football Club and the Sculthorpe Hawk and Owl Trust are among the organisations to be given money by North Norfolk District Council’s Big Society Fund.

A total of 11 grants have been given across the district, totalling £62,000.

The football club has been given £9,000 to purchase three sets of portable aluminium goals which will provide age-appropriate training facilities for the children.

The hawk and owl trust has been given £10,000 towards a project to replace an uneven footpath with a boardwalk to improve access to the site, particularly for people with mobility difficulties and families with young children in pushchairs.

The Big Society Fund was set up by NNDC to help build strong communities in the district. The Fund aims to help communities to develop new and innovative projects which will improve their social and economic wellbeing.

Tom FitzPatrick, leader of North Norfolk District Council, said: “I am really encouraged that so many communities across North Norfolk have come forward with innovative projects seeking support from the Council’s Big Society Fund, to match their own considerable efforts.

The next round of applications closes on November 2 and new applications are being sought now..