Freebridge Community Fund welcomes applications from local groups

  • 2016 Freebridge Community Fund grant recipients with Tony Hall and member sof judging panel.
    2016 Freebridge Community Fund grant recipients

 Freebridge Community Housing is encouraging local charities and community groups to apply for grants from their Freebridge Community Fund.

The fund provides local groups with the opportunity to apply for grants of up to £1000 and welcomes applications from a wide range of charities and community organisations whose aims include:

· Promoting health and wellbeing

· Tackling disadvantage

· Supporting local solutions to local needs

· Promoting community cohesion

· Developing sustainable and supportive communities

· Improving the environment for Freebridge tenants

The final decision on funding will be made by a panel of Freebridge employees and tenants.

Last year the fund awarded almost £6000 to six groups including the Docking Playing Fields Association, Home-Start King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Methwold Parish Council, the King’s Lynn & District Group of the National Osteoporosis Society, The Pandora Project and West Norfolk Riding for the Disabled Association.

Chief Executive of Freebridge, Tony Hall, said: “Although our main role is to provide good quality affordable housing for people across the area, we feel strongly that we have a responsibility to play a role in supporting stronger, vibrant communities in West Norfolk.

"The Freebridge Community Fund provides grants to organisations on a very local level which we feel fills a need not met by either public funding of the more major charities.”

Groups that are interested in applying for a grant from the fund can make an application online at www.nofolkfoundation.com/funds/freebridge-community-housing-fund/

The application process for this year’s funding will close on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

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