Broadland Community at Heart Grants

*Open for applications now*


Applications can be made at any time while the Funds are open, and decisions are made on a rolling basis

Broadland District Council’s Community at Heart Grants programme is designed to help meet the needs of local community groups and the provision of community-led activities and projects.

The Council can fund projects that clearly demonstrate their contribution to the priorities set out in the Broadland Business Plan a copy of which can be viewed at: www.broadland.gov.uk/businessplan

The ambitions of Broadland District Council are currently:

  • To deliver Economic Success in our area
  • To achieve Environmental Excellence in everything we do
  • To plan and provide well housed communities
  • To increase levels of health and wellbeing
  • To keep people safe and secure
  • To continue to provide high quality, value for money services on our own or as a trusted partner

How a Broadland Community at Heart Grant can help your organisation

In order to achieve the Council’s ambitions the outcomes required from the Community Grants Programme include:

  • Improved quality of life for Broadland residents through access to local facilities, activities and services
  • Increased participation to create stronger and more cohesive communities
  • Enhanced local environments
  • Increased opportunities to encourage healthier and more active people
  • Increased number of volunteers
  • Increased number of local activities and events that offer opportunities for all

Exclusions
General running costs and salaries will not be considered unless the applicant can clearly demonstrate that they have the funds and skills to maintain the project once funding ends.

Download the full guidance for Broadland Community at Heart Grants

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
Complete an online application form by clicking on the link below for your chosen fund.  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.

Funding available :

Community Activities Grant
Grants of between £500 and £2,000 can fund up to 50% of the project cost or a maximum of £2,000 therefore community groups will need to secure other funding to deliver their project. These grants are particularly suited to community events i.e. festivals or local celebrations although other projects will also be considered.

How to applyto apply online click here


Community Small Grant
Grants of up to £500 for smaller projects which can be revenue or capital costs. Match funding is not required although where the project costs exceed £500 details of other funding, i.e. from the Parish or Town Council or local fundraising efforts, will be required.

How to applyto apply online click here


Community Capital Grant
The Capital Grant Programme can fund up to 50% of the project cost with a maximum grant of £5,000 therefore community groups will need to secure other funding to deliver their project. These grants are particularly suited to community buildings, i.e. a village hall undergoing a refurbishment programme, and to play areas although other projects will also be considered.

How to applyto apply online click here


Who can apply
Charitable, community and voluntary groups based or clearly operating in Broadland local authority district can apply. This includes Churches/ PCCs and Parish Councils where the project is clearly community focused and inclusive. 

Schools are eligible to apply where the project is clearly extra curricular and providing wide community benefit.  Projects which only benefit the school and its population will not be considered. 

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.

When to apply
Applications can be made at any time while the Funds are open, and applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  Where possible, decisions will be made within 6 weeks of receipts of a complete application.

For Fund enquiries please contact the Grants Team by email at grants@norfolkfoundation.com or tel 01603 623958

 

 

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