17 April 2023
National Lottery Funding – Mid Norfolk

Anyone familiar with Mid Norfolk knows that our area is home to a much loved sense of spirit and community that binds us all together. There is so much positive work being done by and for the local community.

That’s why I take every opportunity I can to help promote that great progress – and why I am delighted to be able to draw attention to the National Lottery’s work here in Mid Norfolk over the past few months.

The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK and, between 26th November 2022 and 24th February 2023, awarded over £28,000 to community projects in our area – including £10,000 for the Rocklands Community Shop.

Rocklands Community Shop is just one of a number of vital community assets here in Mid Norfolk that I have supported throughout my time as MP – and the money provided by the National Lottery here will go towards funding the staff that ensure this fantastic local hub can continue to act as lifeline for so many in Rocklands and the surrounding communities. For those familiar with Rocklands and the wonderful community spirit that permeates every aspect of village life, the role the Community Shop plays at its heart will be well known.

To find out more about Rocklands Community Shop, please click here

To find out more about the National Lottery Community Fund, please click here

To find out more about my work supporting local Mid Norfolk community assets (such as the White Swan at Gressenhall and the Beeston Ploughshare), please click here 

If YOU are involved with a local community group, sports club or other local initiative doing great work, please do get in touch. I relish any opportunity I can to offer my support and/or help raise awareness.