South Norfolk Council says they supported fifteen events in the district across December, in a bid to encourage residents to get together with their neighbours and engage with local services.
Community groups were offered grants of up to £250 from the authority, to help host community events, ranging from Christmas lunch or party, or any activity which encouraged everyone in a community to get involved.
A total of £3,316 was awarded to groups across South Norfolk including the Diss Childrens Centre, and Wacton, Alburgh and Wortwell parish councils.
Councillor Yvonne Bendle, cabinet member for Well-being and Early Intervention said:”Christmas is a fantastic time but it can also be a very lonely time and that is why we supported groups to bring as many people as possible together.
“We also wanted to make sure that our residents knew that there was support available to them, what that support was and how it could be accessed.”