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Grants under £1000


Somerleyton Primary School – National Park Exchange Visit

In September the two schools of Somerleyton Primary School, Norfolk, representing the Broads National Park, and Bury Church of England Primary School, Sussex, representing the South Downs National Park, visited each other to learn all about the other school’s national park and make friends!

Read the full report here.


Norfolk and Norwich Sonic Arts Collective – Broad Sounds 

In this podcast writer and naturalist, Mark Cocker joins poet, author and UEA lecturer, Jean McNeil on the 12:36 train from Norwich to Great Yarmouth. Their conversation focuses on the broads; Norfolk’s unique and alluring National Park. Broadsound is the same duration as the trip from Norwich to Great Yarmouth and can be listened to on the train to accompany the journey.

Punctuating their conversation are recordings of Surlingham-based duo ‘The Happy Couple’ and field recordings made in and around the broads. Ear of the Edgeland Ep.1 / Broadsounds was produced by Oliver Payne for the Norfolk and Norwich Sonic Arts Collective.

‘Lullaby of Broadland’ and ‘Into the Reeds’ were written by The Happy Couple (David Ross and Judith Goodman) and recorded in Surlingham church by Oliver Payne. Binaural field recording of Ranworth broad made by Ollie Hall. Field Recording of the Ted Ellis reserve made by Richard Fair.

Listen to the entire podcast via Soundcloud 





Grants over £1000


English+  – Introducing new communities to the Broads

A programme of educational trips, creative courses, and regular volunteering opportunities aimed at introducing the new communities we work with at English+, New Routes and The Bridge+  to the area and landscape they now find themselves living in. Most of the individuals are recently arrived refugees and asylum seekers who live in Norwich and know the city well. However, the Broads, remain rather unknown and inaccessible, up until now…




Have you got a Grand idea?

Our community grant fund is open to community groups and local organisations. Funding on offer ranges from: £100 to £5000. Guidance Notes, Application forms and help are available on the Grand for a grand idea pages .