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Fakenham groups urged to bid for Market Towns Initiative cash

By Lynn News Reporter

Community groups in Fakenham are being encouraged to bid for the second round of a funding programme aimed at revitalising market towns.

More than £60,000 of grant support has already been allocated to projects in the town through North Norfolk District Council's Market Towns Initiative, after grant decisions were announced earlier this month.

North Norfolk District Council (4768579)
North Norfolk District Council (4768579)

But nearly £40,000 of the available funding is still left and applications are now being sought for it.

Council leader Sarah Butikofer said: “We’re hoping to see another diverse range of projects from our market towns after their successful first bids.

“This project will improve the economic viability of the towns by allowing them to identify their own priorities.

“We hear in the media about the impact on the high street of online shopping and we need to do all we can to support those local businesses.”

A total of £400,000 was made available through the programme, with the funding split equally between the district's four inland market towns.

Applications for the second round of the scheme close on February 12.

Bids can be submitted by emailing mti@north-norfolk.gov.uk or writing to Democratic Services, North Norfolk District Council, Holt Road, Cromer, NR27 9EN.

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