Previous Funding Successes


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We were extremely fortunate in gaining funding from the Big Lottery Fund in 2010.  Some of this grant will go towards our core costs and it has enabled us to employ a Project Manager who will be able to take First Focus forward.  The funding will also go toward our outreach programme and enable us to help people who live in rural isolated areas surrounding Fakenham.


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Although the Lloyds TSB funding has now ended we are extremely grateful for the funding they gave us towards our core costs.


The Lloyds TSB grant guaranteed Co-ordinator time to enable them to spend more time liaising with other organisations who could offer our users the specific support they needed.  We were able to access training opportunities during and outside of First Focus hours, which previously would not have been possible.


First Focus would like to say a big Thank You to Lloyds TSB





First Focus could not exist without the generosity of these funders.  These funders are the Life Line of our organisation and our Community.

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Adult Social Services have given First Focus a grant to enhance the services our Stroke Support Group can offer. It enables the Group to hire the services of Val Barnes to deliver a gentle exercise routine.  This encourages our members who have survived strokes to become more agile. 




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This is another stream of funding that has now run its course! 

We run various support groups within First Focus and Norfolk Community Foundation has made many things possible for these groups.


With the funding The Tabletop Gardening Club were able to organise a trip on the Broads, a speaker on Hedgehogs who visited us twice and materials for their various themes and arrangements.

Our Stroke Support Group organised trips to the Sainsbury Centre and a much needed shopping excursion.  They also organised a speech therapist for 10 sessions and a gentle exercise tutor.

The Art Club organised a trip to Pensthorpe Reserve this enabled keen photographers in the group to capture wild life in its ‘natural’ habitats.  The funding also enabled the purchase of paints and pastels for the members to use whilst at First Focus.

The Diabetic Support Group preferred to spend the grant on specialist speakers who could advise on nutrition.
We were able to start a Coeliac Support Group and the funding purchased a two ring cooker which enabled cookery demonstrations at First Focus.


Although there was much interest shown in establishing Arthritis Support Group we were unable to finalise the arrangements for this before the termination of the grant timescale.  This is something we are still keen to develop.

Clients of First Focus benefited enormously from the increased range of activities and outings we were able to offer as a direct result of the funding from the Norfolk Community Foundation. 
Thank you to NCFT on behalf of all those beneficiaries.