Together with the Eastern Daily Press, we’re excited to be bringing together local Thetford leaders to launch a new community funding initiative, Thetford shines brighter.

The breakfast launch will take place on Thursday 17th October from 8.00-9.30am at Thetford Garden Centre, Kilverstone. There, we will be sharing our research into the key issues facing Thetford communities and discussing where there are gaps in local support. Those consulted include representatives from local charities and community groups, local councils, housing associations, police, health services, and local residents via a street questionnaire. Bringing together a wide range of voices ensures a strong community response so that support will be targeted where the need is greatest in Thetford.

Significant funds have been secured from local people and we are inviting local leaders to prioritise issues and raise further funding at the launch. Initiatives to improve local lives can then be planned and initiated, with their impact closely monitored to ensure they are making a real difference.

Claire Cullens, CEO of Norfolk Community Foundation, said:

“We’re excited to be working with the Eastern Daily Press and the Thetford community to identify and tackle the key issues facing the local area, helping to transform local lives. Working together, we can make a real difference and help Thetford shine brighter.”

The launch is a key opportunity for businesses and leaders to demonstrate that they care and want to take action in Thetford. If you would like to attend please contact Tessa Clarke ( or telephone 01603 623958).