A Bungay charity has been given a £35,000 boost to help provide a community hub in the town.

Bungay Community Support will use £35,260 from The People's Project to help create a hub called Number 28.

It will include a food hall, provision for advice on debt and benefits, and a school uniform exchange.

The charity says the "funding will be used to create an intergenerational space, bringing the local community together, to prevent social isolation and fight fuel and food poverty".

In a statement on its Facebook page Bungay Community Support said: "We are so happy to be able to announce that we are winners.

"Thanks go to each and everyone of you for taking the time to vote for Number 28.

"Once we have finished celebrating we will keep you informed on all the exciting plans for Number 28."

Bungay Community Support was one of five groups in the region in the running for an online voting competition to receive a major funding boost.

Nationally it was one of 95 worthwhile projects across the UK in the running to share over £4m in National Lottery funding as part of this year’s The People’s Projects onlive vote.

Blondel Cluff, chair of The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “The People’s Projects highlights the incredible work of inspiring community groups across the UK.

"We are proud to have given local people throughout the country a say in where over £4m of vital National Lottery funding will go.

"We congratulate this year’s winners and look forward to seeing them make a life-changing difference in their communities.”

The other top winners in our region were Gardening for Good by the Horticulture Industry Scheme CIC in Thetford and Campfire Community by Cup-O-T: Wellness and Therapy Services in Norfolk. 

For updates on the work of Bungay Community Support and its aims for Number 28 search for it on Facebook.