Evening News announces which community groups will get a slice of £50,000 Comic Relief cash

PUBLISHED: 20:38 27 April 2015 | UPDATED: 20:38 27 April 2015

The Tiny Talk Baby and Toddler Signing Class at the Belvedere Centre. 

The Tiny Talk Baby and Toddler Signing Class at the Belvedere Centre. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2015

Today the Norwich Evening News can announce which community groups have been awarded their chunk £50,000 of Comic Relief cash.

Community groups to receive a chunk of the cash

• 1st Old Catton Rainbows to contribute towards rent, a sleepover for 2015: £400.00

• 25th Norwich Brownie Unit to reduce the overall cost of the Brownie holiday per head to ensure that all the girls can attend: £500.00

• 27th Norwich Rainbow Pack to cover operational costs including rent, a trip at Christmas and the purchase of jackets: £400.00

• 35th Norwich Sea Scout Group to fund the purchase of new tent and ground sheet and to subsidize trips: £1,000.00

• 38th Norwich Brownies to take the Brownies to see a production at the Norwich Theatre Royal: £500.00

• 4th Norwich Rainbow Guides to contribute towards the operational costs of a Rainbow Sleepover in June 2015: £516.00

• ADD Norfolk to cover operational costs for setting up a new support group in Norwich: £1,000.00

• Belvedere Community Association to purchase a new radiator/heater for the Small Hall: £750.00

• Bowthorpe Heritage Group to run three activity days in 2015 for local residents and children and to support ongoing project costs: £1,000.00

• Bulgarians in Norwich and Norfolk (BNN) to hire a community hall as a meeting place for members: £920.00

• Care For Carers to cover venue hire costs and the operational costs included in holding community events: £1,000.00

• Catton Grove Community Centre to produce three Community Centre newsletters which would be distributed to 2000 households in the area: £879.00

• Chermond Trust to purchase two handspring/backflip trainers: £883.00

• City Response to purchase emergency equipment such as blankets and fleeces and to buy a laptop and printer to help with the running of the group: £1,000.00

• Come Singing to purchase equipment: £400.00

• Community Action Norwich To run an intergenerational projects: £1,000.00

• Cruse Bereavement Care Norwich to increase the available space for supporting clients by redecorating and furnishing a room: £1,000.00

• Dawn’s New Horizon To support a range of operating costs to include business cards and literature: £1,000.00

• Family Life Centre to cover running costs for the Adventurers club: £1,000.00

• First Steps Toddler Group to cover operational costs including the purchase of resources: £821.00

• Friends of Marlpit Wood to cover operational costs including the costs of public liability and equipment insurance: £500.00

• Friends of West Earlham Woods to cover operational costs involved in running the Bat and Moth event: £833.00

• Mile Cross Community Association (Festival Committee) to contribute towards Health and safety costs for Volunteers and public visitors to the event: £1,000.00

• Mile Cross Phoenix Childrens Project to take the young children on trips: £1,000.00

• New Routes Integration (formerly Interface Learning)to pay for the transport costs for asylum seekers to access New Routes programmes and to meet their mentors or befrienders each week: £1,000.00

• Norfolk Area LGBT Project to print an A6 booklet to offer support and advice to individuals coming out (sexuality or transitioning) and to their partners: £1,000.00

• Norfolk Eating Disorders Association T/a Eating Matters to fund therapeutic and support services for children and young people who have a mild to moderate eating disorder: £1,000.00

• Norfolk Homemakers Furniture Project to contribute towards running costs to continue to provide good quality recycled furniture to the residents of this area enabling them to be more comfortable, and improve the quality of there lives: £1,000.00

• Norfolk SEN Network to contribute towards the salary of the helpline worker: £1,000.00

• Norwich Association of Minority Ethnic Disabled People to re-launch the group through advertising and secure group membership: £500.00

• Norwich Choi Kwang Do to cover training, operational costs and purchase of equipment: £1,000.00

• Norwich Credit Union to run a publicity and education campaign to raise awareness within the community: £1,000.00

• Norwich Diamonds Amateur Boxing Club Funding to buy equipment for amateur boxing club: £1,000.00

• Norwich PHAB Club to provide 70 members with a Christmas dinner, transport to and from the venue and a small gift: £1,000.00

• Norwich Premier Judo Club to purchase new sports equipment for the club, specifically new mats: £1,000.00

• Norwich Rising to cover the running costs of 3 Norwich Rising events: £800.00

• Outsiders Community Consultants to contribute towards staffing costs and to purchase new tablecloths: £1,000.00

• People Shaped Solutions CIC to cover operational costs including publicity, the purchase of stationary and a tablet and staff costs: £842.00

• PINAS - Pinoy In Norwich Aksyong Samahan to pay for the hire of the City Academy sportsman centre: £300.00

• Sewell Toy Library to cover operational costs of a “Santa’s Workshop’ event and the purchase of children’s presents: £500.00

• Silver Road Community Centre to transform the main hall of the Community Centre into a space suited to community arts and performance projects: £1,000.00

• Sing With Pride to run a series of workshops for LGBT people and their supporters to come to: £1,000.00

• Sing Your Heart Out to help cover the costs of hiring professional singing coaches and towards the operational costs of hiring a room for our singing workshops: £1,000.00

• Sprowston Day Centre to offer a range of activities and entertainment to the members: £847.00

• Sprowston Youth Engagement Project Towards the yearly running costs including activities for young people: £1,000.00

• St Augustines Afternoon Club to contribute towards coach hire for two trips: £500.00

• St. Francis Church, Heartsease to purchase and install a hot drinks boiler in the kitchen: £570.00

• Supersports Kidz Club to maintain the equipment for use by the young people at our club: £1,000.00

• The Black Dog Project to contribute towards the costs of room hire for practice sessions: £1,000.00

• The Bridge Plus To host 4 community cuisine networking events: £960.00

• The Disabled Tai Chi Chuan Association to continue to provide an inclusive Tai Chi Chuan exercise group weekly with a qualified instructor: £1,000.00

• The Heart of Choi Kwang Do to purchase equipment: £500.00

• The Neesa Project to host a community fun day: £1,000.00

• The Well to hire exhibition space at the Forum Norwich: £532.00

• Time Norfolk (Previously Pregnancy Choices Norfolk) to contribute towards the ongoing delivery of Pregnancy Loss Support: £1,000.00

• Total Ensemble Theatre Company To contribute to the cost of rehearsal space in preparation for a public performance: £847.00

• WISEArchive to contribute towards essential running costs, such as insurance, DBS checks, volunteers’ travel expenses, website maintenance and general office expenses as well as the purchase of small recorders: £1,000.00

• WORD Norfolk to deliver activities around getting fit and healthy eating: £1,000.00

• Your Own Place CIC to cover the costs of travel and training volunteers: £1,000.00

TOTAL £50,000.00

The golden pot of money, distributed by Norwich Evening News, in association with the Norfolk Community Foundation and Comic relief, will see a total of almost 60 groups awarded grants of up to £1000.

This cash injection will help the grassroot level groups continue to help those who need it most in the community.

Many different organisations will benefit from the cash boost including children’s clubs, youth projects and international groups.

Workers reaching out to people living with dementia, helping to relieve carers and giving aid to homeless will also be in receipt of the cash grants.

Very often these groups are run by volunteers who rely on charity money and donations to carry on doing the outstanding work they do in all reaches of our city.

Gilly Green, head of UK grants for Comic Relief, said: “This is the sixth time we have offered Community Cash grants to groups across Norwich, and as ever we received a very high standard of applications. We know that the most effective change to people’s lives comes from within their own communities, and it is a privilege to be able to support some of this vital work.”

Jenny Bevan, grants manager for Norfolk Community Foundation, said: “Community Cash is a great way to get funding out into those communities in Norwich that need it most. It’s a much needed boost to local groups and shows what a big difference a small grant can really make. Community Cash provides great opportunities to help not only existing community groups develop and grow, but also helps important new projects to get off the ground.”

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