Holt Area Partnership ceased to function on 31 July 2012
The Holt Area Partnership (HAP), a Company Limited by Guarantee and registered with Companies House (6429126), was one of 7 Area Partnerships across North Norfolk provided with core support funding by North Norfolk District Council until March 2012. With no assets from which to generate income the Partnership was dissolved in 2012.
Boundaries of area partnerships in North Norfolk were set by North Norfolk Community Partnership; the HAP covered ‘Holt and its surrounding 20 Parishes’. NB: Aldborough and Thurgarton also affiliate to HAP although not included on this map:
From inception in 2006 HAP helped local communities by supporting delivery of a wide range of projects, encouraging communities to share ideas and assisting local organisations in their search for funding; approximately £300,000 in grants into the area were achieved.
Projects supported included social, economic or environmental themes, aimed towards providing cost-effectiveness, sustainability, provision of tangible benefits and quality of life improvements for local communities. There were 10 priorities which are listed here:
From 2006-2009, supported by Gary Grunwald as Coordinator, HAP assisted fundraising initiatives for local projects such as the Holt Youth Project, Holt Country Park and solar powered streetlights in a local village, and organised the distribution of Community Chest grants to a wide range of local projects. These grants were for local voluntary and community groups to assist a wide range of activities, including: events, equipment costs, venue refurbishments, improvement to local environments and the like. In addition, local communities benefited from the increase in ‘In kind’ voluntary input which was a requirement of the Community Chest Grants. In sum, HAP added value by supporting projects which increased community engagement across the area.
From 2009, supported by Lara Williamson as the Coordinator, HAP continued the advancement of local projects, with administrative support from Debbie Shearly. HAP moved into a more central location in Holt Library. Key activities and grants assisted over the period 2010-2012 are summarised in the following 3 PDF documents:
- Projects & leverage supported by Holt Area Partnership 2010.pdf
- Projects & leverage supported by Holt Area Partnership 2011.pdf
- Projects & leverage supported by HAP June 2011-July 2012.pdf
HAP Newsletters since 2010 can be viewed via these links:
- HAP Newsletter Spring 2010.pdf
- HAP Newsletter Sept 2010.pdf
- HAP Newsletter Spring 2011.pdf
- HAP Newsletter Sept 2011.pdf
- HAP Newsletter Spring 2012.pdf
A funding leverage role led to HAP helping local parishes, charities and voluntary groups with grant searches, drafting applications, writing references and press releases, as well as supporting aspects of grants delivery and administration.
During the short life of HAP 20 local volunteers served on the HAP Board, chaired by Robin Combe and Colin Kemp respectively, and all of them were inspired by the dedication and efforts of the many enthusiastic partners. Members of the final Board are pictured below.
Good luck with your projects in the future:
Advice and support is available through :
Norfolk Community Foundation and The Big Society Fund.
- Norfolk Community Foundation 01603 623958 www.norfolkfoundation.com/index.htm
- Holt Town Council www.holttowncouncil.org email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- At Holt Community Centre, Kerridge Way, Holt Norfolk NR25 6DN 01263 712149
- Parish & Town Councils – including links to maps/Clerks contact listing/Councillors and Parish and Town Council websites www.northnorfolk.org/council/449.asp
Other local contacts:
Holt Library 01263 712149 www.norfolk.gov.uk/Leisure_and_culture/Libraries/Branch_libraries/NCC007499
Holt Chronicle 01263 712177 www.holtchronicle.co.uk
Holt Hall 01263 713117 www.holthall.norfolkedunet.gov.uk
And Low Carbon Holt Hall https://sites.google.com/a/norfolkadvisory.com/leaf/home
Holt Community Centre 01263 713427 http://holtcommunitycentre.co.uk/
Holt CAB www.derehamcab.org.uk 08 444 111 444
Holt Chamber of Commerce 01263 713771 www.holtchamber.org
Holt Children’s Centre 01263 712442 http://corpustyandholtareasurestart.childrencentre.org/
Holt Society 01328 830393 www.theholtsociety.org
Holt Area Caring Society www.holt-practice.nhs.uk/holt-area-patient-group,28427.htm 01263 711243
River Glaven Conservation Group 01263 713370 www.riverglaven.co.uk
Holt Christmas Lights 01263 712149 www.holtchristmaslights.org
Holt Festival 07765 007670 www.holtfestival.org
Norfolk Rural Community Council 01362 698216 www.norfolkrcc.org.uk
Victory Housing 0845 300 6648 www.victoryhousing.co.uk
Voluntary Norfolk 01603 614474 www.voluntarynorfolk.org.uk