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Fakenham charity, First Focus, are very pleased to announce that, they have recently learned that they have been successful in obtaining a much-needed grant from the Big Lottery Fund, of £285,352.  This is a grant that will be used by First Focus over the next five years to do a good deal to sustain, enhance develop and expand the vital services it already provides for the town and the surrounding areas.  

The Big Lottery Fund supports the aspirations of people who want to make life better for their communities across the UK. We are responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by the National Lottery for good causes and invest over £650 million a year in projects big and small in health, education, environment and charitable purposes. Since June 2004 we have awarded over £8 billion to projects that make a difference to people and communities in need, from early years intervention to commemorative travel funding for World War Two veterans. Since the National Lottery began in 1994, £33 billion has been raised and more than 450,000 grants awarded.