Brighter Future Fund

*Currently closed for applications*


This Fund is closed for applications.

The aim of the Brighter Future Fund is to support charitable and community activity across Norfolk, particularly in relation to accessing music and performing arts.

The Brighter Future Fund will provide small grants of up to £500 and the focus of the Fund’s grant making is to support groups creating and/or furthering opportunities for local people of all ages to get involved with music and the performing arts, for example:

  • Offering the opportunity to learn an instrument
  • Forming a choir and or music-making group.
  • The purchase of items and equipment such as instruments, sheet music and other resources.
  • Community-based amateur musical or theatre productions.

Preference will be given to applications that can demonstrate sustainability such as the purchase of items for multi-use and investment in equipment or resources for long-term use.

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
Currently closed with decisions in late August. 

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  

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.

Click here to begin an online application

For Fund enquiries please contact Jo Maddocks, Grants Officer by email or tel 01603 623958



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