Brundall Men’s Shed based at Broom Boats in Brundall is celebrating today after being awarded £8,450 in funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.

Brundall Men’s Shed will use their funding to provide IT equipment, new furniture and obtain environmental improvement equipment.

This new National Lottery funding will help Brundall Men’s Shed to set up an IT suite to help those who are less familiar with modern technology and it’s applications, the equipment will cover both Apple and Windows operating systems and help with training on the use of the computers, printers, laminators and projectors. The furniture will enable Brundall Men’s Shed to provide a comfortable environment to study, relax and otherwise just enjoy the company of likeminded people at the Men’s Shed.

National Lottery players raise over £30 million a week for good causes across the UK. The National Lottery Community Fund distributes a share of this to projects to support people and communities to prosper and thrive. 

Terry Ambridge the Men’s Shed Chairman said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, this grant means that we can help our local community to better understand the applications that the technology can help them with in a comfortable safe environment.  This will make a big difference to people’s lives.”

During the pandemic, in 2020 alone, The National Lottery Community Fund distributed almost £1 billion to charities and community organisations across the UK.

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