Dudgeon Community Fund

*Currently closed for applications*

The fund is currently closed for new applications. Decisions on applications received in 2017 will be made during June.

The aim of the Dudgeon Community Fund is to support a wide range of charitable, voluntary and community activities in communities that are directly impacted by the onshore construction activities associated with the infrastructure and operations base of the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm. The Fund also supports projects that improve community infrastructure in these communities.

Who can apply
Applications can be accepted from parish councils, charities, voluntary and community groups, social enterprises and schools. Churches may apply but only for projects that focus on community activities (for example installing a kitchen facility in a church that has wide community use) and not those that predominately have a focus on worship or maintaining the fabric of the church. Churches may also wish to consider applying for projects to improve local broadband coverage via the WISpire scheme www.wispire.co.uk

The fund will not provide general sponsorship for events or sports clubs (or similar organisations).

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.

Funding Available

During 2017, the Fund aims to award a total of around £75,000 in the following areas:

  • Necton, Great/Little Fransham and Little Dunham, Weybourne/Kelling, Great Yarmouth (town only – particularly projects benefiting areas close to the Dudgeon operations base post code NR30 3PR), other communities along the cable route (see map below).

The Fund does not specify a maximum level of grant but funds are limited and there are many communities that will potentially be seeking support. If your request is a large one you may wish to discuss this with the Foundation (details below) before completing the application.

The map below shows the cable route. Applications from communities on the cable route are welcomed. Applications from communities close to the cable route that may have been affected by work will also been considered. In all cases the grant application will need to clearly explain how they have been impacted by the work.

Dudgeon cable route map

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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/  

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 shown above.

Click here to begin an online application

For Fund enquiries please contact Clive Rayner, by email cliverayner@norfolkfoundation.com or telephone 01603 623958

Click here to see a list of awards in 2016

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