Charles Burrell Centre

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The former school site increasing job and skills opportunities in rural Norfolk

Organisation type

Community hub

Location

Thetford, Norfolk

Award date

2017

Key objectives & Outcomes

Grant purpose

Transform unused space in an old school building into a rentable space for the local community, voluntary groups, local businesses and independents to help improve skills development, tackle social isolation and foster community cohesion.

Broad community impact

With more immigration to the area, the Charles Burrell Centre works hard to strengthen community relations. They run a Portuguese newspaper and Polish language school amongst other things.

Improved social inclusion

The Charles Burrell Centre aims to address skills deprivation in the rural Norfolk market town by opening job opportunities, training and support for local businesses.