A "life-saving" charity that supports people struggling with loneliness, crime and domestic challenges is hoping to open a shop to help fund its work.

Future Projects has applied to open the store at its Baseline Centre in Knowland Grove on the Marl Pit estate.

The charity, which helps vulnerable people across Norfolk, would establish the shop in its existing front office at the centre - a move bosses say would "help fund and sustain our services in the local area".

No structural changes would be made to the building and centre opening times would remain the same.

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Only "potential alterations" to the external signage would come as a result of the application.

Planning documents submitted to Norwich City Council add: "The shop will provide a significant additional income stream for our charity.

"This will help to fund our community services in which we support local people with a range of challenges they face, such as to do with housing, finances, employability, loneliness and isolation, health and wellbeing, family and domestic challenges, crime and so on."

A decision is hoped to be made on the application by November 7.