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Love the Broads Presents Grants to Local Organisations to Help ‘Keep the Broads Special’

Love the Broads have given away over £10,000 in grants this year to fund a total of 8 exciting projects within the Broads National Park in a continued bid to help ‘keep the Broads special’. Grants have been awarded to benefit wildlife, education, tourism, conservation, heritage and visitor experience projects within the area.

At the recent Broads Tourism meeting held at the new Bridge American Restaurant in Wroxham, a special presentation of grant cheques was made to 2 out of the 8 successful organisations. Receiving a grant of £1,500, the Norfolk Wherry Trust plan to fund an education leaflet for children where the Norfolk Heritage Trust received £1,000 towards the cost of an electric drive system for the Lucent sailing yacht.

Photo: Bryan Read, Love the Broads Trustee and Treasurer, (left) presents a cheque for £1,000 to Vikki Walker, Rebecca Smith and Philip Bray of Norfolk Heritage Fleet Trust

Philip Bray of The Norfolk Heritage Trust said: “We are thrilled to receive this contribution towards a new electric drive for the Lucent which will help many more people to enjoy the delights of the Broads, something that they may not have been able to do before if relying on wind only”.

Peter Howe, a Trustee of the Broads Trust, said: “We are delighted to be able to present these grant cheques in front of so many tourism businesses for two excellent projects which will be used to benefit both the local community and visitors to the Broads National Park”.

Love the Broads works with almost 80 Broads tourism businesses to raise money for these important projects by inviting visitors to make donations towards these projects within the Broads National Park.

Photo: Peter Howe, Love the Broads Trustee, (left) presents a cheque for £1,500 to Briant Smith, Vice Chairman, Norfolk Wherry Trust