Communities that Care - Stay Well This Winter Fund

*Open for applications now*

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis while the Fund is open

The Communities That Care Stay Well This Winter Fund has been set up to support voluntary groups and charities that work to assist vulnerable people in their local community who face particular hardship over the winter months.

Grants of up to £3,000 are available for projects that help those in the community facing very real challenges as the weather gets colder; including the frail elderly, disabled, people with chronic medical conditions and the homeless. Families and children living in disadvantaged households are also included amongst those the Fund aims to support.

Projects can, for example, include activities that help to reduce isolation for older and vulnerable people, provide a hot meal or warm clothing, or help vulnerable people to access local services and information that may prevent a crisis situation arising.

Funding is available for projects that run during the winter months only and not beyond the end of March 2018.

Examples of groups and activities that could be considered:

  • Lunch clubs for the elderly and vulnerable
  • Day Centres
  • Drop in services and outreach for the homeless and rough sleepers
  • Befriending schemes
  • Self-help groups for people with chronic conditions
  • Foodbanks

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.

Individuals are not eligible to apply.

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  

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 Jo Maddocks, Grants Officer by email or tel 01603 623958

Community Action Norfolk as part of the Cold Homes partnership are working to improve access to Fuel poverty support, and improve Norfolk residents health over the cold winter months

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