Grants handed out in Breckland

MORE than �16,000 of grants have been handed out to organisations and groups in the Breckland area.

MORE than �16,000 of grants have been handed out to organisations and groups in the Breckland area.

Breckland Council, though various funding schemes, has given the cash in chunks ranging from �250 to �10,000 to organisations from East Harling Youth Club to Weeting Castle.

The most went to Attlebrough Youth FC who had asked for �2,970 match funding to help renovate a mobile unit into showering, changing room and kitchen facilities.

Others, according to a report to Breckland's cabinet on Tuesday, included: East Harling Youth Club for a wildlife garden, �229,26; Saham Toney allotments improvement project, �250; Weeting Castle for visitor signage, �100; Weeting village green for new planting and bulbs, �250; Quidenham Village bench project, �250; Thompson Hearts defibrillator scheme training, �155; Pippa Horn, number 2 in Great Britain in lawn tennis in her age, �250 for training.

Hardingham Cricket Club has asked for a grant of nearly �10,000 to fund a new changing, showering and storage block, replacing current separate decaying ones.

This grant will be decided by the cabinet. The others were agreed by the council's grants panel or by delegated authority.