Neighbourhoods and communities
We work with local people to build on your ideas, to help community groups grow and to help residents feel proud of the neighbourhoods they live in.
We have been awarded funding from Reaching Communities - a part of the Big Lottery. This enables us to work in communities with a wide range of partners from the Voluntary Sector.
We have three neighbourhood offices - Comeunity on Kings Street, MESH on the Shrublands site and Make It Happen at the Kings Centre. At each of these offices we have a team of people who engage with local people, listen to ideas, link people into services and activities as well as offer practical support to start community projects. We work in partnership with Norfolk Constabulary, Health, local charities, community groups and residents to help make strong and vibrant communities.
This programme covers south and central Yarmouth, including Runham Vauxhall. Pop into the Neighbourhood Office at 135 King Street or see members of the team when they are out in the community. You can also find out more by following them on Facebook and Twitter.
Make It Happen
This programme covers Cobholm, Southtown and Halfway House. You can visit the Neighbourhood Office at the Kings Centre, Queen Anne's Road, Southtown. You could also join the team at one of their monthly neighbourhood gatherings - which aim to bring together local residents to discuss what matters to them. You can find out more about their work and Neighbourhood Gatherings on the Make It Happen Facebook page or by following the team on Twitter.
MESH is Gorleston's Neighbourhood Programme. We aim to assist local people to become more personally resilient and less reliant on services. We build upon a sense of community by supporting groups and activities. We cover all subjects that affect everyday life in Gorleston from parking to befriending. We work with a variety of organisations and partners to bring services into Gorleston, recognising that the bus fare into Great Yarmouth is often prohibitive.
See the team's What's on Guide [3Mb] for further information or visit their office between 9-4 Monday to Thursday or 9-3 Friday.
You may find the following useful:
- Coach Education Grants and Helping Hands grants are available to help pay for sport coaching courses or with your child's arts or sports costs
- Small Community Grants are available for Council tenants for new projects; read our guidance notes for more information, then print and complete the application form (PDF and Word versions available):
Small Community Grants - guidance notes and application form [249kb]
Small Community Grants - guidance notes and application form [119kb]
Other useful websites to help find funding:
Our Neighbourhood Management teams can help you find funding for your project and give you advice on what's needed to set up new groups or projects.
The Council currently grants funding to the following organisations as part of our core grant programme:
- DIAL (Disability Information Advice Line)
- Norfolk Citizen's Advice Bureau (CAB)
- First Move Furnishaid
- Salvation Army
There is currently no facility for other organisations to apply for core grant funding but this is under review.
If you would like to learn more about Great Yarmouth Borough you may find our Borough Profile [6Mb] and map of the Borough [1Mb] useful. For in-depth statistics on population and employment related census data download our ward information and census results [1Mb] or visit Great Yarmouth's local Town Centre Partnership and tourism website to find out about the town centre, its shops and businesses and what events are taking place in the local area.