Comic Relief Community Cash

*Open for applications now*

Deadline for applications has been extended to 5pm, 10 May 2017

The application deadline has been extended for groups across Norfolk.  

With a bigger than ever £60,000 funding pot, the Fund is keen to support as many great local projects as possible to help mark Comic Relief.  

Comic Relief Community Cash grants of £500-£1,000 are available to small organisations in Norfolk that are doing great work to help local people living tough lives.

Who can apply
Grants are available to constituted community organisations, registered charities, social enterprises, co-operatives and community interest companies. Groups which have been established for less than 12 months are eligible to apply.

Groups eligible to apply for Comic Relief Community Cash grants need to:
• Be working in a disadvantaged or deprived area
• Be small local groups with an income of less than £100,000 in the last year
• Be run by local people
• Have limited access to other sources of income
• Deliver inclusive activities that are clearly benefiting disadvantaged people

Examples of the type of activities we will fund:
• Foodbanks 
• Counselling and advice services 
• Disability sports clubs/activities
• Training, skill building and volunteering projects 
• Community groups and set up costs for new groups
• Support groups

Who cannot apply 
• Organisations who are in receipt of a grant directly from Comic Relief (organisations who have received Comic Relief grants via Norfolk Community Foundation are eligible to apply)
• Political organisations
• Individuals
• Statutory organisations, including schools
• National organisations, unless the application is submitted by a local office with a separate management committee, bank account and governing documents

Grants will not be awarded to the following:
• To fund trips abroad
• To fund buses, mini buses or other community transport schemes (not including transport costs forming part of a project)
• To fund building costs, including access adaptations to buildings

How to apply
Application is via an online form – click on the link below to begin the application process.

Click here to begin an online application

If for any reason you are unable to apply online, please contact the grants team on 01603 623958 or email for assistance.

When to apply
The deadline for applications is 5pm, 10 May 2017. Decisions will be made in June/ July.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your project before making an application, please contact the Grants Team on 01603 623958 or email



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