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£78k lottery grant for Fakenham service

PUBLISHED: 17:00 24 March 2010 | UPDATED: 11:15 07 July 2010

Abigail Saltmarsh

A community information and drop-in centre for disabled and vulnerable people in Fakenham has won a share of £1.7 million lottery grant for the east of England aimed at helping those most in need and building stronger communities.

A community information and drop-in centre for disabled and vulnerable people in Fakenham has won a share of £1.7 million lottery grant for the east of England aimed at helping those most in need and building stronger communities.

First Focus was awarded £78,139 to provide activities for people in the town including healthy living, stroke support group, family history groups and gardening clubs.

The money comes from the BIG Reaching Communities programme,

Sara Betsworth, Big Lottery Fund's head of the East of England region, said there was more money available for grant applications over the next 12 months.

“For 2010/11 we have at least £100 million available in England to make grants between £10,000 and £500,000 to a wide range of good causes,” she said.

For more information visit www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/prog_reaching_communities.


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