Community fund

As well as providing individual sponsorship for relevant projects and events in North Norfolk, Scira has worked with the Norfolk Community Foundation to establish the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund.

The fund provides grants to North Norfolk community groups, including schools and NGOs, seeking financial assistance for projects or initiatives that meet key criteria and focus on renewable energy, marine environment and safety, sustainability, or education in these areas.:

Interested groups can find out more or submit an outline proposal form, available from at any time. The grant panel will consider outline proposals and selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal for consideration. Full applications are normally considered at meetings which are held twice a year.

Since its establishment in 2010, the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund has made grant awards totalling £1,261,763, this includes grants to the organisations below, bursaries and support for Norfolk’s COVID Response and Every Child Online initiatives.

Organisation Purpose Date Awarded Project Areas
Blakeney Parish Council To convert street lights to low energy LEDs with timers May 2024 Blakeney village
Holt Playing Field Association To install 70 solar panels with battery storage May 2024 Holt
Sheringham Little Theatre To install air source heating and make other improvements May 2024 Sheringham and surrounding areas
Sheringham Town Council To install a water bottle filling station in the centre of the town of Sheringham May 2024 Sheringham
Wells Town Football Club To install 26 solar panels with battery storage May 2024 Wells-next-the-Sea and surrounding areas
Alderman Peel High School To work with eight primary schools on a Lego Robotics Challenge, with a further four schools joining the project in year 2. November 2023 Wells next-the Sea, and surrounding communities
Community Action Norfolk To pilot a project to support village halls with capital improvement and energy efficiency funding and support. November 2023 North Norfolk
Holt Youth Project To install an air source heating November 2023 Holt
Sheringham Woodfields School To replace 160 fluorescent light fittings with more energy efficient LED grid lights. November 2023 Sheringham
The Papillon Project To support the development of four school allotments in North Norfolk. November 2023 Sheringham, Fakenham, Hoveton, Badersfield
Warham Parish Council To fit timers to 13 streetlights November 2023 Warham
Cromer Lawn Tennis and Squash Association To replace floodlights on four courts with LED lights. May 2023 Cromer
New-U Enterprises Ltd To support two clothing/accessories swap events in North Norfolk. May 2023 Cromer, Sheringham, Fakenham
The Coastal Together Federation To employ consultants to conduct an-depth energy audit and heat decarbonisation plan. May 2023 Mundesley
Wells Sailing Club Installation of 40 solar PV panels and a 14.2kW battery system plus associated equipment. May 2023 Wells-next-the-sea, West and North Norfolk
Wighton Recreation Hut To fund the installation of solar panels and battery storage at the new-build village hall. May 2023 Wighton
About with Friends To install energy efficient lighting in the new management and administration office. November 2022 Cromer
Alderman Peel High School To assist with the cost of buying a Greenpower F24 car and associated equipment. November 2022 Wells-next-the-Sea
Nancy Oldfield Trust To adapt a motor cruiser so that it is fully accessible for people with disabilities and is powered by an electric motor. November 2022 Neatished
North Walsham & Dilham Canal Trust To replace a petrol strimmer and mower with rechargeable equipment November 2022 North Walsham area
Sea Cadets Wells-next-the-Sea To set up a marine engineering and boat maintenance workshop. November 2022 Wells-next-the-Sea
Sheringham High School To assist with the cost of buying a Greenpower F24 car and associated equipment. November 2022 Sheringham
Weybourne Parish Council To install timers on 37 LED street lights to reduce energy use. November 2022 Weybourne
Fakenham Sports Centre Association Ltd. To install an insulated suspended ceiling in the bowls hall. May 2022 Fakenham
Hanworth with Gunton Memorial Hall To pay for three sets of double-glazed doors and install low energy lighting in a new extension. May 2022 Hanworth plus Gunton, Metton, Bessingham, Sustead
Hawk and Owl Trust To replace a petrol off-road vehicle with an electric one. May 2022 Sculthorpe
Helhoughton Parish Council To replace all 12 village street light lanterns with dimmable LED lanterns. May 2022 Helhoughton
Sea Palling Independent Lifeboat Limited To purchase an Argocat Responder all wheel rescue vehicle. May 2022 Sea Palling
Colby & Banningham Parish Council To install air source heating in the community hall November 2021 Colby, Banningham and surrounding areas.
Kickstart Norfolk To purchase five electric mopeds to replace petrol vehicles November 2021 Sheringham, Fakenham, Cromer, North Walsham, Stalham,Wells-Next-The Sea & Holt
National Coastwatch Institution (Cromer) To install additional CCTV to allow coverage of West Runton beach November 2021 West Runton
Raynham Parish Council To convert 10 street lights to LED November 2021 Raynham, North Norfolk
Sheringham Museum (Norfolk) Trust Limited To purchase a range of resources to create virtual and physical displays. November 2021 Sheringham, Beeston Regis, Upper Sheringham and the surrounding area
Norfolk County Council/Norfolk Community Foundation Contributing to the Every Child Online initiative to ensure that every school age child has a digital device and internet connection for remote learning at home February 2021 North Norfolk
North Norfolk Community Transport To purchase an electric wheelchair accessible vehicle and install an electric charging point May 2020 North Walsham and surrounding area
Hawk and Owl Trust To install air source heating, electric vehicle charging points and an off-grid solar PV system May 2020 Sculthorpe, Fakenham
Pebbles Pre-School & Day Care To make the community hub building sustainable and energy efficient by changing all of the existing lighting to energy efficient lighting May 2020 Mundesley and surrounding villages
The Norfolk Charitable Trust To provide a fully accessible powerboat to provide disabled people with access to the north Norfolk marine environment May 2020 Morston, Blakeney and North Norfolk
Norfolk Community Foundation Contributing to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund to support local charities working to keep vulnerable people safe and well. April 2020 North Norfolk
Cromer Academy Trust To contribute towards the cost of equipment for turning waste plastic into reusable materials. October 2019 Cromer
Sea Cadets Wells-next-the-Sea To contribute towards the cost of a modular building for use as learning space for the Sea Cadets. October 2019 Wells-next-the-Sea
Hempton Parish Council To replace 25 street lights with LED lights April 2019 Hempton
Mundesley Surf Life Saving Club To contribute to the costs of equipment and coaching to help establish a "Surf Cadet" programme April 2019 Mundesley and surrounding area
National Coastwatch Institution (Cromer) To replace the look out station at East Runton April 2019 Cromer, East Runton
North Walsham Town Council To contribute to the cost of electricity generating exercise equipment at the Memorial Park as part of a wider outside gym facility. April 2019 North Walsham
Sculthorpe Parish Council To replace 29 street lights with LED lights April 2019 Sculthorpe
Sheringham Woodfields School To purchase learning resources to improve the science curriculum April 2019 Sheringham
Stalham High School To support the cost of a “coastal safety” day for year 7 students in July 2019 January 2019 Stalham
Dilham Village Hall & Playing Field Committee To install a 2.65 kWp PV array plus battery storage at the village hall November 2018 Dilham and surrounding villages
Mundesley Coronation Hall To renew the hall's heating system November 2018 Mundesley
Norfolk Rivers Trust To work with five North Norfolk schools on micro-plastics in the marine environment and to take part in the Big Micro-plastics survey. November 2018 North Norfolk - Blakeney, Kelling, Walsingham, Holt and Hindringham
North Walsham Bowls & Snooker Club To install a rainwater harvesting system feeding an automated pop up irrigation system. November 2018 North Walsham
UEA Bird Group To test the concept of using acoustic soundscapes to assess biodiversity November 2018 North Norfolk Coast
Wells Community Hospital To continue support for the development of a community wellbeing hub November 2018 Wells-next-the-Sea
Wells Town Council To contribute to the cost of replacing the Council‘s street lighting with LED lighting. November 2018 Wells-next-the-Sea
Museum Of The Broads To contribute to the cost of a new, all-weather, accessible electric trip boat. May 2018 Stalham
North Walsham Community Association To replace and insulate the community centre ceiling in the main hall and replace fluorescent lights with LED lighting. May 2018 North Walsham
Hethel Innovation Improve the delivery of STEM in 20 North Norfolk primary schools and inspire students to engage in STEM subjects and activities May 2018 North Norfolk
Palling Volunteer Rescue Service To renovate the lifeboat station. May 2018 Sea Palling
Seal and Shore Watch Mundesley To provide marine medic training for six volunteers May 2018 Mundesley
Sheringham Coastwatch To purchase Radar/AIS (Automatic Identification System) equipment to replace the old models. December 2017 Sheringham
Ryburgh Community Enterprise Community Interest Company To install LED lighting throughout the community owned shop. November 2017 Great Ryburgh
The Mason Trust To deliver a series of interactive energy sector activity days to six secondary schools in North Norfolk. November 2017 North Norfolk
Wells Community Hospital Trust To support the development of a community wellbeing hub being initiated by Wells Community Hospital November 2017 Wells-next-the-Sea
Inspired Youth Projects Ltd To continue to work with schools in North Norfolk to inspire young female students to consider careers in the energy and engineering fields November 2017 North Norfolk
Cromer Town Council To purchase equipment to enable regular beach litter picks to take place. April 2017 Cromer
North Norfolk Surf Life Saving Club To pay for volunteer training plus a range of equipment to enable the club to expand junior membership and training. April 2017 Cromer
Poppy Centre Trust To complete the ground source heating system. April 2017 Stalham
Southrepps Village Hall To help fund solar panels on the Village Hall roof. April 2017 Southrepps
West Runton Bowls Club To install two composting toilets. April 2017 West Runton
Weybourne Village Hall Management Committee To replace 27 existing fluorescent tubes with LED lighting in the main hall, kitchen, store room and toilets April 2017 Weybourne
Trimingham Village Hall A top up grant of £7,224 in addition to the £25,000 previously awarded to install ground source heating as part of the project to build a new village hall April 2017 Trimingham
Inspired Youth To work with 7 high schools to inspire young female students to consider careers in energy or engineering November 2016 North Norfolk
Sheringham Community Primary School To contribute to the purchase of two IET Formula Goblin kit cars plus safety equipment to enable children to build their own functioning and driveable electric car November 2016 Sheringham
Stalham Academy To contribute to the purchase of one IET Formula Goblin kit car to enable the children to build their own functioning and driveable electric car November 2016 Stalham
National Coastwatch Institution – East Runton Station To enable the station to purchase a new automatic Vessel identification system November 2016 North Norfolk coast
Cromer and District Foodbank To purchase an electric van July 2016 Cromer and surrounding area
Great Ryburgh Memorial Hall To insulate the roof space of the Memorial Hall to reduce heat loss July 2016 Great Ryburgh
Trimingham Parish Council To install ground source heating in the new village hall July 2016 Trimingham
Warham Parish Council To replace sodium street lights with LED lamps July 2016 Warham
Norfolk Rivers Trust To research the fish populations of the salt marsh surrounding Blakeney Harbour July 2016 Blakeney
About with Friends Installation of LED lights throughout the charity's premises March 2016 Cromer
North Walsham Town Council Replacement of 109 street lights with LED lighting March 2016 North Walsham
Wells Harbour Maritime Trust Installation of a ‘Gilly Station’ on Wells Quay March 2016 Wells-next-the-Sea
Sheringham Woodfields School Replace 96 corridor lights with more efficient LED recessed units March 2016 Sheringham
Stiffkey Parish Council Replace 15 existing street lights with LED lighting March 2016 Stiffkey
Wighton Parish Council Replace 13 sodium street lights with LED lighting March 2016 Wighton
All Saints CEVA Primary School To provide LED lighting across the primary school. November 2015 Stibbard
Briston Parish Council Install a 30 kW PV array on Briston Pavilion to replace 25 street lights with 12 watt LED units. November 2015 Briston
Cawston Parish Council To replace 25 street lights with 12 watt LED units. November 2015 Cawston
Colby & Banningham Parish Council To install a 5.5kWp solar pv system on the village hall. November 2015 Banningham
Happisburgh Coast Watch To provide heating in the lookout cabin. November 2015 Happisburgh
Norfolk Rivers Trust To research the fish populations of the salt marsh surrounding Blakeney Harbour. November 2015 Holt
Upper Sheringham Parish Council To replace 8 street light lanterns with LED lanterns. November 2015 Sheringham
Friends of Holt Hall To offer educational children’s workshop, teaching Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils the importance of saving energy and educating them about renewable energy June 2015 North Norfolk
Inspired Youth Projects Ltd To support an initiative to engage females from the energy and engineering community to inspire young females in North Norfolk. June 2015 North Norfolk
Little Snoring Primary School The installation of an 8Kwh Solar PV system on the south west facing roof of the school June 2015 Little Snoring
Wells Community Hospital To install a 20kWp solar PV system on the roof of the hospital. June 2015 Wells
Happisburgh Coast Watch To contribute to the costs of installing, servicing, equipping and securing a port-a-cabin on the new site. November 2014 Happisburgh and North Norfolk
Kickstart Norfolk To purchase and operate five electric mopeds/scooters over a 12 month period. November 2014 North Norfolk wide
Ryburgh Parish Council To replace 39 street lights with LED lights November 2014 Ryburgh
Wells Primary and Nursery School Funding to install a 5.75 kWp solar PV system May 2014 Wells-next-the-Sea
Sheringham Coastwatch To purchase a telescope May 2014 Sheringham
YESU Install a 10 kWp solar PV system May 2014 Sheringham
Heritage House Caring Group (Wells-next-the-Sea) Ltd Install a 10 kWp solar PV system May 2014 Wells-next-the-Sea
Cromer Past Present Future Ltd Install an 8 kWp solar PV system May 2014 Cromer
Action for Children/ Wells Children's Centre Provide opportunities for adults to gain lifeguarding qualifications and provide swimming lessons for children May 2014 Wells-next-the-Sea
Worstead Queen Elizabeth Village Hall To contribute to the cost of installing of solar PV panels. November 2013 Worstead
Sheringham Museum Trust To replace halogen and metal halide spotlights with LED lights November 2013 Sheringham
Sheringham & District Sports Association To upgrade existing floodlights. November 2013 Sheringham
Cawston Village Hall To contribute to the cost of installing of solar PV panels. November 2013 Cawston
Beeston Regis Parish Council To install low energy LED street lighting November 2013 Beeston Regis
Seal and Bird Rescue Trust To provide training for up to 24 young people. May 2013 Ridlington
North Walsham
Palling Volunteer Rescue Service To provide a Junior crew for the Sea Palling voluntary lifeboat. May 2013 Sea Palling
The Patch - Sheringham Community Smallholding Project To fund the salary of the project manager and maintenance/groundsman. May 2013 Sheringham
Wells Maltings Trust To support for the Trust's core costs May 2013 Wells-next-the-Sea
Aylmerton Village Hall Funding towards 'Raising the Roof' project - specifically the installation of integrated solar PV panels. November 2012 Aylmerton
Sheringham Woodfields School To install PIR lighting and electric hand driers November 2012 Sheringham
National Coastwatch Institution Mundesley To establish a new Coastwatch station at East Runton November 2012 East Runton
Ryburgh Community Enterprise To install a solar PV system to the shop. November 2012 Ryburgh
St Seraphim's Trust Funding for a range of materials and plants to further develop the community garden. May 2012 Walsingham
Blakeney Parish Council Develop a project plan obtaining necessary consents and approvals to dredge the channel and carry out a first phase of dredging. May 2012 Blakeney
North Norfolk Surf Life Saving Club Funding to help establish a life saving youth training programme. May 2012 Cromer
Bodham Parish Council Funding to help with the regeneration of Bodham Common to a lowland heath. May 2012 Bodham
Alderman Peel High School Funding to install solar hot water heating for the school/community swimming pool. May 2012 Wells-next-the-Sea
Sheringham & District Preservation Society To replace current lighting with 80 x 6w LED bulbs. November 2011 Sheringham
1st Mundesley (Air) Scout Group Install 20 photovolteic panels on the hall roof November 2011 Mundesley
Wells Area Partnership Funding for the "how to green guide" project. May 2011 Wells-next-the-Sea
Museum of the Broads Contributing towards the costs of the installation of photovoltaic solar May 2011 Stalham
Norfolk Ornithologists’ Association Analyse five years worth of birdwatching data May 2011 North West Norfolk
Wells Maltings Trust Funding towards the costs of architects design fees. May 2011 Wells-next-the-Sea
Holt Community Centre Funding for a two part green energy project involving photovoltaics and cavity wall insulation. December 2010 Holt
National Coastwatch Institution, Mundesley Funding to replace three windows in the Coastwatch station. December 2010 Mundesley
Norfolk Ornithologists' Association Analyse five years worth of birdwatching data June 2010 North West Norfolk
Unity Wind Limited The costs of a traffic and noise survey and associated expenses for a proposed community wind farm. June 2010 North Walsham
The Mason Trust Funding towards the costs of the climate run at Holkham Estate June 2010 Holkham