Groups in Breckland can apply for a slice of a £120,000 cash pot aimed at supporting community projects.

Breckland Council has launched a new Inspiring Communities match funding scheme, providing grants of up to £5,000.

Each grant will support community projects that address local needs and help with the prevention of vulnerability through tackling isolation, improving wellbeing and encouraging healthy activity.

Groups can apply for a maximum of 50pc of the total project cost, meaning match funding is required. This can be from an organisation’s existing funds, external funders or in the form of in-kind contributions.

Alison Webb, cabinet member for health and communities, said: "Our Inspiring Communities programme has made massive strides over the last two years.

"We hope this new funding will offer further support to develop projects that improve the wellbeing of our residents."

To apply or find out more, visit