GRANTS designed to help village life flourish have been awarded to projects in Kersey and Long Melford.
Suffolk Housing Society (SHS) chose the two villages as part of a scheme to help communities across the county.
In Long Melford, St Catherine’s Church was given a grant of £2,000 to improve disabled access to the building.
The Rev Ian Friars said he was delighted with the donation.
“It is a very generous grant and will benefit the elderly and infirm, which means we can serve the community better,” he said.
In Kersey, a project to clear the village’s allotments and bring the ground back into use received £1,000.
Norah Orriss, from the Nightingale Trust, which owns the land, said: “This is good news and the money will be very useful.
“There is a lot of work to be done on the allotments and we have had to beg and borrow to keep them going.”
In all, the SHS shared £18,500 between five schemes and is now encouraging applications for this year’s £15,000 funding pot.
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