Grant scheme celebrates West Norfolk river

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Have you got an idea for a small community heritage project in your local area? Then a grants scheme may want to hear about it.

Grants of between £500 and £2,000 are now available to help people look after, learn about, extend the understanding of and to celebrate the unique landscape and hidden heritage of the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership (OWLP) area.

Projects should have clear public benefits, support the OWLP scheme’s objectives, and provide input into the partnership’s main events, the Ouse Washes Festival Fortnights planned for July 2015 and 2016.

The Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership team will be visiting the Jenyns Arms, Denver Sluice, on Tuesday, July 1, between 7 and 9pm,to discuss the project ideas.

The team are also going to the Lamb and Flag, Welney, on Monday, June 30, at 5.30pm.

Project ideas may include the creation of a new circular walk or village information panel, bringing an area’s heritage to life via an oral history project or walks-and-talks, heritage skills training or passing on land-based management skills to others.

Many other activities could qualify for a grant, contact Mark Nokkert, Ouse Washes LP project manager, on 01353 865030 or

The first two application rounds have deadlines of August 20, and November 30.

Application forms and grant guidance can be found on