Thursday 21st Dec, 2017

Community Foundations hit the one-billion-pound mark

Norfolk Community Foundation are proud to be a part of UK Community Foundations that has hit a new milestone of £1billion distributed in grants across the national network.

There are currently 46 Community Foundations working as independent charities firmly rooted in local communities. Each Community Foundation has an in-depth understanding of local need and is an expert in making grants and giving advice to small, local charities and community groups to address that need.

Local charities make up the lifeblood of our communities and make a daily difference to millions of people. That’s why Community Foundations are proud to announce that collectively,  over the past decade, they’ve distributed one billion pounds through Community Foundations, including Norfolk. By investing in and supporting our charities, together we can build resilient communities which can thrive. In the last year alone Community Foundations have distributed £77million in grants, with the Norfolk Community Foundation delivering nearly £3million to charities and community groups across the county supporting a range of local causes. 

From floods to fuel poverty to foodbanks, Community Foundations support communities where they need it the most. They reach every postcode in the UK and this reach means that they support the very smallest charities and community groups, who often go unnoticed by many. But it’s these charities that are a lifeline for so many people and desperately need support.

Fabian French, Chief Executive of UK Community Foundations, said “At UK Community Foundations we’re proud to work with incredible local charities day in day out. We understand the needs of the communities we work in and direct grants to causes that will meet that need and will make the biggest difference.”

If you are interested in getting involved with the Norfolk Community Foundation, and want to help us reach two billion pounds alongside other UK Community Foundations please contact us on 01603 623958.