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Cultural Connections

A two-and-a-half-year project to develop a sustainable volunteering programme across Great Yarmouth and East Suffolk.

Project information


Total Spirit grant

Sep 2022 – March 2025

Project duration

Cultural Connections is a two-and-a-half-year project which aims to harness the momentum generated through Great Yarmouth and East Suffolk’s UK City of Culture 2025 bid to build on the cultural volunteering infrastructure in the area. Delivered in partnership between Great Yarmouth Borough Council, East Suffolk Council, Community Action Suffolk and Voluntary Norfolk, the project will use arts, culture and heritage volunteering to improve the wellbeing and life chances of its target groups, including young people, those living in deprived areas, disabled people and those experiencing social isolation.

Great Yarmouth and East Suffolk is one of four locations which have been awarded a grant from the Volunteering Cities fund.

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Project aims

  1. Increase wellbeing.
  2. Increase social connectedness.
  3. Improve peoples’ experience of volunteering.
  4. Empower young people to improve their community.
  5. Improve perceptions of disabled people.

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