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Broads’ project receives almost £10,000 to help keep our National Park special!

Broads charity, Love the Broads, has awarded grants of nearly £10,000 to 11 worthwhile projects recently, which will help wildlife, education and tourism within the Broads National Park!

With 9 projects confirmed and 2 further projects pending, the charity is helping to keep these unique wetlands, that so many know and love, special for locals and visitors to the area.

The Norfolk Wildlife trust has received £1,200 for important buoyancy aids as well as education resources for children to help them experience the unique environment by boat at the trust’s Hickling and Ranworth Broads.

Photo: Peter Howe, Trustee, presenting a cheque for £9,989.82, the overall grant awarded to the 9 beneficiaries present

Similarly, the Broads Authority have been given £1,500 for an augmented reality sandbox, which will help educate and make visitors to the Broads aware about the water and our environment. Norfolk Schools Sailing Association has also been awarded a grant of £1,154, to provide equipment to support sail training for young people.

Other grants include:

  • Bure Navigation Conservation Trust: £1,100 to create and install an information board for Coltishall Lock;
  • Rockland St Mary’s Poor Trust: £680 towards replacing the footbridge at Rockland St Mary Staithe car park;
  • Hall Farm Cottages: £550 towards purchasing an all-terrain wheelchair;
  • Wherry Maud Trust: £250 towards the purchase of a generator for independent electricity supply;
  • Friends of Nicholas Everitt Park: £213 for planting native species around the wildlife pond at the park;
  • Museum of the Broads: £192 for a wheelchair to access a new electric boat trip.

Congratulations to all those who received grants to help keep the Broads National Park a special and exciting place!