Funding boost from West Norfolk children charities

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Children’s charities in West Norfolk have been boosted by grants from Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner’s Children and Young People Fund.

North Lynn Discovery Centre and Ormiston Children and Families Trust were among 13 projects across the county to receive a share of the funding worth a total of £552,891.

Crime commissioner Stephen Bett said: “It’s crucial that we do everything we can to prevent our young people becoming involved in crime or becoming a victim of crime.

“It’s a privilege to be able to support the organisations who are helping Norfolk’s children and young people overcome barriers and make positive decisions.”

North Lynn Discovery Centre will be using its £29,975 to help run the ‘Whatyasay’ project which will be positive activities and guidance.

The Ormiston charity will start up a programme in Lynn to help mothers and children overcome domestic abuse after receiving a £20,000 grant from the fund.

The Pandora Project, which covers West Norfolk and Swaffham, has received £18,968 to provide one-to-one support to those who have witnessed domestic abuse.

Open Road West Norfolk has received £29,742 to provide 10 places for 16 to 18 year-olds to gain practical skills, recognised qualifications and life skills in its well equipped workshop and computer hub.