Leziate, Ashwicken and Bawsey are set to get improvements to the village hall with the installation of new acoustic panels and a ventilation/extraction system thanks to a £11,392 grant from WREN.
The money, awarded by WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund, will be used to improve the sound quality and reduce condensation levels at the hall.
Debbie Ess, secretary for Leziate, Ashwicken and Bawsey Village Hall management committee, said: “We feel extremely lucky that WREN have continued to support our local community by providing the additional funding we needed to complete the village hall refurbishment project.
“In 2014, WREN provided us with a grant of £43,695 to help fund the cost of replacing the kitchen, toilets, heating and flooring.
“It’s fantastic that WREN has awarded us this money and we’re really looking forward to sharing the improvements with the local community.
“The hall provides a meeting place for the community to enjoy a wide range of social activities suitable for all age groups.”
WREN is a not-for- profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund.
Ben Walker, WREN’s grant manager for Norfolk, says: “We’re delighted to be supporting the Leziate Village Hall acoustic & ventilation project and pleased our funding will make such a difference to so many groups of people. WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that benefit local communities and we’re looking forward to this one having a positive impact very soon.”