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.
Who can apply
Charitable, community and voluntary groups based or clearly operating in Norfolk can apply. This includes Churches/ PCCs and Parish Councils where the project is clearly community focused and inclusive.
Please refer to our FAQs for specific guidance on the types of organisation/ project that are eligible to apply. Please note the specific guidance in the FAQs for Social Enterprises/ CICs.
Schools are not eligible to apply.
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/
Independent reference: Please note: we no longer require applicants to provide an independent reference with every application. Instead you will be asked to provide contact details for a referee within the online application form and we will contact the referee where we feel this will be helpful. Please see our FAQs for guidance on choosing an independent referee.
Making an online application:
Step 1 – 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 2 – Ensure that Norfolk Community Foundation receives your online form, and all supporting information, by the deadline date.
For Fund enquiries please contact Jo Maddocks, Grants Officer by email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 01603 623958