Five West Norfolk organisations are set to receive a bumper boost in the latest round of Big Lottery Fund awards.

They are among 165 projects in the east to benefit from a slice of more than £4.7m. The lion’s share locally goes to the North Lynn-based One To One Project.

The charity has been awarded £375,000 for its work to support people with mental health problems through free, long-term counselling, mentoring and group work.

The charity’s work will also include looking into what could act as a trigger for mental health, such as job loss or a traumatic life event. Support will be provided by a team of 25 professional volunteers.

Lynn-based ComVida CIC is to receive £10,000 for a rural money wise project to train people from communities in basic functional and money management skills. It will also help people in financial crisis through workshops, debt advice and individual support sessions.

The SWAN Centre at Downham Market has been awarded £9,340 to run a programme of activities for young people, outreach events and other positive activities to promote personal development, confidence and improve health and wellbeing.

A project to replace and repair rotting wooden frames and structures at King’s Lynn’s St Raphael Club and to install a disabled toilet will receive £9,970 while £5,340 has been awarded towards roof repairs at Emneth Central Hall.

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