Cedar Trust Community Fund

*Currently closed for applications*


The Cedar Trust aims to distribute c. £15,000 annually to charitable, community and voluntary groups based in the Norfolk districts of Norwich, Broadland and North Norfolk. 

Priority is given to groups that: 

  • Are largely volunteer led
  • Are working to improve their community

Small grants up to a maximum of £5,000 will be available annually. Three-year funding may be considered where appropriate. 

The Cedar Trust aims to support a wide range of projects to include work benefitting and involving young people and the elderly, as well as projects that tackle issues of rural isolation.

Who can apply
Charitable, community and voluntary groups based or clearly operating in Norwich, Broadland and North Norfolk districts 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 – the deadline will be listed 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.

Click here to begin an online application

For Fund enquiries please contact Jenny Bevan, Grants Manager by email jennybevan@norfolkfoundation.com or tel 01603 623958



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