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10th October, 2017

Surviving Winter Appeal

Help older and vulnerable people in Norfolk stay warm and safe this winter     Simply keeping warm in the colder weather can be a challenge for vulnerable and elderly people due to poverty and inadequate housing which can lead to health issues. ‘Heat Vs Eat’ is a reality for many elderly people. The Surviving…

Norfolk Community Foundation are delighted to announce Mr Henry Cator, a former High Sheriff of Norfolk, as Chairman. He will succeed Charles Barratt of stockbrokers Barratt and Cooke and will undertake a three-year term. Mr Cator has a broad knowledge of the charity sector and working to support Norfolk as a county. He has had a varied…

 Norfolk Millennium Trust for Carers have been awarded £4,000 from the public vote for the Freemasons Community Award. As part of Freemasonry’s 300th anniversary celebrations, the Masonic Charitable Foundation recently distributed three million pounds to 300 charities across the country after a public vote. The Foundation awards millions of pounds each year to local and national…

Churches across Norfolk have been suffering from a sustained spate of lead thefts with, on average, three to five churches targeted every month. Despite the continued support of the Police and the local community, churches across our county are still being targeted and extensively damaged. To combat the threat and protect these community spaces, the…

Thank you to all members and guests who joined us for our second Quiz evening aimed at raising funds for the Norfolk Future Fund. The event was held at East Twenty-Six on the 21st of June 2017. Well done to our winning teams who received a donation to a local charity of their choice: 1st:…

Following its nomination for a Beacon Award, the Norfolk Future Fund collected a Judge’s Special Award at a prestigious event at The Mansion House, London. The Norfolk Future Fund was set up by NCF to bring a younger generation of donors closer to their communities to encourage charitable giving and to support local charities.  One…

Following a national competitive tender process, Norfolk Community Foundation is one of seventy organisations across the country to share £12 million from the Tampon Tax Fund. The Fund, which comes from the Government’s tax on sanitary products, is aimed at helping to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls across the country. Minister for Civil…

Norfolk Superheroes take on gruelling physical challenge to support positive mental health in Norfolk It’s widely accepted that there is a link between physical activity and the positive effect it can have on our mental wellbeing.  Whether it’s a leisurely walk, run, bike ride or a more vigorous work out at the gym, exercise is thought…

Members of the Norfolk Future Fund have been nominated for a national award which highlights pioneering approaches to charitable giving. The Norfolk Future Fund aims to bring a younger generation of donors closer to their communities to encourage charitable giving and to support local charities. Its work has been nominated for the Trailblazer Award at…

In the week of International Women’s Day, the founders of the Norfolk Women’s Fund hosted a screening of the acclaimed documentary, He Named Me Malala, the inspirational story of Malala Yousafzai’s campaign for girls’ education. The screening, held on Monday 6 March at Cinema City Norwich which was sold out with 100 guests, opened with…

The New Endeavour Rangers legacy supports local young people through a new fund Gorleston’s New Endeavour Rangers marching band has had a nostalgic re-awakening thanks to the discovery of newspaper clippings and photographs found by Jennifer Utting, daughter of Jack Atkins, one of the original founders in 1975.  The marching band of girls and boys…

Norfolk Community Foundation has found that youth opportunity and poor mental health are amongst the biggest issues facing Norfolk whilst also recognising the pressures on the health and care sector associated with a rising elderly population.  Vital Signs, one of seventeen reports from participating community foundations across the UK launched today provides a health check…

3rd August, 2016

Norfolk’s Vital Signs

In 2016, Norfolk Community Foundation joined other community foundations across the network by taking part in Vital Signs – an annual report designed to measure social trends and the vitality of our communities to build a picture of life and social need in our county. Norfolk is generally perceived as a prosperous part of the…

Thank you to members and guests who joined us for our first Norfolk Future Fund Quiz at Vodka Revolution on 14th July.   Well done to our winning teams who received a donation to a local charity of their choice: 1. Lovewell Blake – £500 to About With Friends 2. Let’s get Quizzical (AKA Santander) –…

Norfolk Community Foundation launched a new mental health and wellbeing fund at its annual Love Norfolk event last week. Held at OPEN Youth Trust, individuals, businesses and community leaders heard from guest speaker the Rt Hon Norman Lamb, MP, who told of his own family’s experience of ill mental health.  Michael Scott, chief executive of…

Two grants schemes to help local businesses grow and boost local economy Norfolk Community Foundation is currently helping to deliver two grants scheme for local businesses wanting to grow. Norwich 4 New Enterprise (N4NE) grants programme is a scheme that has the support of a number of local organisations who make up the decision making…

Norfolk Community Foundation has launched a dedicated mental health and wellbeing fund in response to demand and to develop and strengthen community networks that are a lifeline for those affected by mental ill health. With demand for such support set to grow as statutory mental health services continue to be affected by cuts and are…

A new Fund that has been established to support community projects to help women’s personal and economic empowerment in Norfolk was launched at Aviva’s magnificent Marble Hall on 1st March, as part of a week of activities preceding International Women’s day. The fund will award grants of between £500 – £2,500 to support activities that…