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Freebridge Community Housing supports a better West Norfolk through Community Fund

18/09/19

Freebridge Community Housing has once again donated £5000 to seven community groups who are making a difference across West Norfolk through the Freebridge Community Fund.

The annually awarded funding supports community groups who promote health and wellbeing, the environment, support residents or bring communities together through applications of up to £1000 for projects that have a positive impact within West Norfolk.

Representatives from this year’s successful groups were invited to lunch with Simon Smith, Vice Chairman of Freebridge’s Board, alongside the judging panel made up of Freebridge employees and tenants, where they had the opportunity to talk about their charities and the plans they have for the money they have now received.

This year the recipients of funding were the:

  • West Norfolk Deaf Association - who received £655 towards running a number of deaf awareness sessions for local organisations
  • South West Norfolk Youth Opportunities Project - who received £500 towards the purchase of furniture at the main centre
  • Downham Market Arts - who received £750 towards helping the group establish themselves in a new location
  • King’s Lynn Winter Night Shelter - who received £1000 towards providing clean laundry to their guests
  • Pandora Project - who received £750 towards helping support their annual domestic abuse conference
  • Woodcraft Folk - who received £750 towards setting up a new Woodcraft Folk group at the Discover Centre in King’s Lynn, and the
  • North End Trust - who received £595 towards making space available for community groups to use.

Tracy Mahoney, Service Manager at the Pandora Project said “We are delighted to receive funding from Freebridge Community Housing towards our annual domestic abuse conference for professionals. This event is very popular with local agencies and offers the opportunity to learn more about the support available for women and children affected by domestic abuse while promoting a more joined up approach to working. We are delivering workshops, speakers and networking and through backing from our sponsors the event is free for agencies to attend.”

Simon Smith, Freebridge’s Vice Chairman, also met with the charities and said “It’s always rewarding to meet with representatives from groups that are doing such valuable and much-needed work in the area, particularly given Freebridge’s vision of supporting a better West Norfolk. It is very pleasing to hear about how the money received from the Freebridge Community Fund is providing very real help to a number of extremely worthwhile projects in the area.”

Norfolk Community Foundation manages the fund on Freebridge’s behalf. Any community or voluntary group wishing to find out more about the Freebridge Community Fund can visit www.norfolkfoundation.com/Freebridge-Community-Housing-Fund telephone 01603 623958 or email jennybevan@norfolkfoundation.com"

Representatives from the successful community groups alongside Simon Smith, Vice Chairman of Freebridge’s Board and employees and tenants from the application judging panel.

Pictured: Representatives from the successful community groups alongside Simon Smith, Vice Chairman of Freebridge’s Board and employees and tenants from the application judging panel.


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