A total of 30 groups have been handed £100,000 in a bid to promote environmental sustainability.

Breckland Council has awarded £98,226 to various projects as part of its Green Community Grants fund.

Watton & Swaffham Times: Dereham-based Kickstart Norfolk has received £8,750 to buy five electric mopedsDereham-based Kickstart Norfolk has received £8,750 to buy five electric mopeds (Image: Breckland Council)

The fund was set up to give communities across the district the tools to take positive action in combatting climate change.

Grants were given to organisations including Dereham-based Kickstart Norfolk, which received £8,750 to buy five electric mopeds to provide young people with transport.

Croxton Parish Council was given £5,000 to install an electric vehicle charging point at the village hall, while Access Community Trust received the same amount to purchase gardening equipment for its sites in Thetford.

Another £5,000 went to Lyng and District Community Hall to improve its high-performance solar panels.

The Green Community Grants fund forms part of Breckland's commitment to becoming net zero by 2035.

To find out more, visit breckland.gov.uk/climate-change/green-community-grants.