Local organisations encouraged to apply for grants to set up community Hot-Spots
Funded by the Norfolk Community Foundation and the Borough Council, application must be made by 12th December.
The project's mission is to ensure that people across West Norfolk can stay warm and connect with others this winter in their local communities.
These Community Hot-Spots provide a warm space from people to take a break from the cold. They are welcoming places for people to meet and spend time together and they aim to reach vulnerable people or anyone affected by increases in the cost of living.
Of the existing 25 West Norfolk projects, most also help people to access services and offer free or subsidised meals. They are open at least one day a week and many are open several days a week. Some also offer transport. Locations include village halls, churches and pubs, with additional services that include refreshments, games and classes.
Local organisations can apply for up to £2,000 to support the provision of a Hot-Spot in their community. This could be a new service or the expansion of an existing service.
In the first round of applications, more than 120 Hot-Spots across the county were provided with funds. New funding has become available so a second round has just been announced, with applications to be received by 12 December. To apply please visit the Norfolk Community Foundation website at www.norfolkfoundation.com.