The Birketts Fund is focused on providing support to a wide range of voluntary and community groups in Norfolk, particularly those that do not always have access to government or other large scale charitable funding and whose primary aim is to improve the quality of people’s lives.
The main aims of the grant programme are to:
- Support local solutions to meet local needs
- Promote community cohesion
- Develop sustainable and supportive communities
- Tackle disadvantage
- Promote health and well-being
Grants of between £250 and £2,000 are awarded by a committee comprising a cross-section of staff and partners of the firm. For the 2015 round of grant making there is a funding pot of around £17,000 available.
When to apply
Grants are normally made in one annual funding round – deadlines will be published here when the fund is open for applications.
How to apply
Norfolk Community Foundation has launched a new way to apply online, which enables applicants to complete more of the process entirely online if they wish. If you have any problems at all using the new system please contact the Grants Team for support.
If you are using an old version of eg. Internet Explorer you may find it helpful to download a copy of Google Chrome to ensure you have the best experience – this browser is free to download here http://www.google.com/chrome/
Making an online application:
Step 1 – Download the Independent Reference Form and pass to the person you have chosen to act as a referee for this application
Step 2 – Complete the online application form by clicking on the link below. The new form enables you to upload various pieces of supporting information to complete your application. You can still send some or all of your supporting information separately by email or by post if you wish.
Step 3 – Ensure that Norfolk Community Foundation receives your online form, all supporting information and the Independent Reference Form by the deadline date.
For Fund enquiries please contact Jo Maddocks, Grants Officer by email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 01603 623958