Bishop of Norwich Community Fund
The aim of the fund is to provide assistance to community based projects, organisations and groups within the Diocese of Norwich, with preference given to those with a Christian foundation and ethos.
The Diocese of Norwich covers all of Norfolk except for the extreme West (Downham Market area), and also includes North-East Suffolk (Lowestoft and immediate surrounding area).
The fund will support a wide range of charitable causes with an emphasis on strengthening communities and community activities. Grants range from £100-£2,000.
Who can apply
Charitable, community and voluntary groups based or clearly operating in the eligible area 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 typically awarded in one annual round. Deadlines will be published here when the Fund is open.
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 email@example.com or tel 01603 623958