Breckland groups given £100,000 worth of 'green' grants

Lyng and District Community Hall has opened following a complete rebuild. Picture: JENNA YOUNGS

Lyng and District Community Hall has been given £5,000 to improve its high-performance solar panels - Credit: Jenna Youngs

A total of 30 groups have been handed £100,000 in a bid to promote environmental sustainability.

Breckland Council has awarded £98,226 to various projects as part of its Green Community Grants fund.

TripStart, delivered by Kickstart Norfolk, has secured a £66,000 grant from Breckland Council's Ins

Dereham-based Kickstart Norfolk has received £8,750 to buy five electric mopeds - Credit: Breckland Council

The fund was set up to give communities across the district the tools to take positive action in combatting climate change. 

Grants were given to organisations including Dereham-based Kickstart Norfolk, which received £8,750 to buy five electric mopeds to provide young people with transport.

Croxton Parish Council was given £5,000 to install an electric vehicle charging point at the village hall, while Access Community Trust received the same amount to purchase gardening equipment for its sites in Thetford.

Breckland Council. Picture: Ian Burt

Breckland Council has handed out £98,226 as part of its Green Community Grants fund - Credit: Archant

Another £5,000 went to Lyng and District Community Hall to improve its high-performance solar panels.

The Green Community Grants fund forms part of Breckland's commitment to becoming net zero by 2035. 

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