Pictured: Dereham Men’s Shed and Dereham Theatre Company who received funding to help with shared resources and training from previous grants.

Breckland Council has launched a new Inspiring Communities match funding scheme, which will provide grants of up to £5,000 for groups working within the district.

The match funding grants will help support community projects that can demonstrate that they address local community needs and help with the prevention of vulnerability through tackling isolation, improving wellbeing and encouraging healthy activity. Groups can apply for a maximum of 50% of the total project cost therefore match funding is required, which can be from an organisation’s existing funds, external funders or in the form of in-kind contributions.

Cllr Alison Webb, Executive Member for Health and Communities at Breckland Council, commented: “Our Inspiring Communities programme has made massive strides in supporting our residents over the last 2 years and we hope this new funding, which will be administered over the next 12 months, will offer further support to our communities to develop projects and activity that bring people together to improve the wellbeing of our residents.”

For more information visit www.breckland.gov.uk/community/funding