Victory takes its role within the wider community seriously and plays an active part in a number of local partnerships that benefit neighbourhoods and improve the quality of life for residents. Victory has financially and practically supported a wide range of community projects, including:
Age UK - North Norfolk
Victory has formed a partnership with Age UK North Norfolk to deliver a subsidised Handyperson, Gardening and Decorating Scheme. Click the link above or the Handyperson, Gardening and Decorating scheme link on the left for more information on how to access this service.
North Norfolk Skills Partnership - Victory Training Fund
The Victory Training Fund has been created to enable residents who are unemployed or at risk of unemployment to get help, including an assessment of training needs, followed by appropriate training to help them gain employment. The training could range from help in the process of finding employment, through basic skills such as literacy and numeracy, to accessing vocational training. Help is available for incidental expenses such as transport, childcare and learning resources (e.g. books). To access the Fund you need to be referred by Victory. Speak to your Neighbourhood Officer for more information on this scheme.
The Benjamin Foundation - Restore
Gives Victory Residents with limited financial means access to subsidised furniture and white goods. Click the link above or The Benjamin Foundation - Restore link on the left for more information on this service.
Norfolk Credit Union
Victory works in partnership with Norfolk Credit Union to promote access to savings accounts, basic banking facilities and affordable credit. Click the link above for more information about this service.
Norfolk Community Foundation - Victory Housing Community Fund
The Victory Housing Community Fund, administered for Victory by the Norfolk Community Foundation, provides grants of up to £5,000 for community and voluntary groups. Click the link above or the Victory Housing Community Fund link on the left for more information about the grant application process.
Partners Against Crime Taskforce (PACT)
Under PACT’s Safe and Secure scheme, Victory’s elderly and vulnerable residents can access the services of a carpenter (who has been trained in crime prevention by the police) who will fit door locks, window locks, eye viewers, kick panels, door chains, patio door bolts, door mirrors and key safes. If you are elderly or on benefits you may qualify to have the work done for free if referred by Victory. Speak to your Neighbourhood Officer for more information on this scheme.
Norfolk County Council - Assisted Technology Team
In partnership with Norfolk County Council's Assisted Technology Team, Victory has established a 'Smart Home' at Huntley Crescent, Sheringham. This is a specially equipped property which demonstrates how Assistive Technology can support independence and safe living within a person’s own home. Click the link on the left for more information about this service.
Kickstart - the moped loan scheme
Victory is working in partnership with Kickstart - a charity that provides moped loans to people who would otherwise have no transport to access education, training and employment opportunities. If you feel you may benefit from this service please click on the Kickstart Moped Loans link for more information.
Holt Youth Project "Achieving - Confidence - Training" (ACT Project)
In Partnership with Holt Youth Project, Victory funds a project aimed at providing a stepping stone for young people between the age of 16 and 18. The Act Project provides a range of activities and support to young people who are not in education, employment or training.
Dial a Bus
Dial a Bus is a flexible easy to use bus service. It is run by North Norfolk Community Transport Community Transport, a registered charity, working in partnerehip with Victory Housing Trust and local Councils.
Services run throughout most of North Norfolk, focusing on places where there is little or no public transport. Dial a Bus is here to connect up villages with local towns and make sure no one misses out because they live in a rural area.