�78k lottery grant for Fakenham service

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.

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.

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,


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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.

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

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