Dulverton Trust Fund

*Currently closed for applications*

Currently closed. Decisions on applications already received will be made in mid-June.

The aim of the Dulverton Trust Fund is to support charitable activities addressing local needs throughout Norfolk, and the adjoining counties of Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Lincolnshire. 

Who can apply
The Dulverton Trust Fund will support constituted voluntary groups,  charities and other non-profit community organisations (including churches/PCCs) with an annual income of under £200,000. Social Enterprises/CICs are also able to apply but should see our full guidance for these organisations here – FAQs

Grants of £500 to £5,000 are available. The Fund has a range of exclusions particularly around health, mental health and disability (see below) and you are advised to read these before starting an application. If in doubt please contact the Foundation for advice. We are particularly keen to attract applications from organisations that have not previously been awarded grants from this Fund

The Fund will support a wide range of charitable activities and particularly aims to support projects that:

  • Support local solutions to meet local needs
  • Promote community cohesion
  • Develop sustainable and supportive communities
  • Provide social and educational development opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people
  • Support the general conservation and protection of wildlife habitats
  • Preservation (particularly heritage skills)

The Fund will not support:

  • Individuals
  • Retrospective grants
  • Direct replacement of statutory obligation and public funding
  • Individual schools or other educational establishments
  • Health, medicine and medical conditions including drug and alcohol addiction
  • Therapy and counselling
  • Specific support for people with disabilities
  • The arts*, including theatre, music and drama
  • Sport*, including sports centres and individual playing field projects
  • Animal welfare or projects concerning the protection of single species
  • Expeditions and overseas trips
  • Research projects
  • Conferences, cultural festivals, exhibitions and events
  • Salaries for specific posts – although sessional staff hours as part of project costs may be considered
  • Major building projects, including the purchase of property or land.
  • Endowments

*Except where used as a means of achieving one of the Dulverton Trust’s funding priorities.

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.

How to apply:
Please ensure you follow the application instructions for your area, as the process may vary:

Applicants in Norfolk can apply online following the steps below:

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 application

For Norfolk enquiries please contact Clive Rayner, Grants Officer by email cliverayner@norfolkfoundation.com or tel 01603 623958.

Applicants from Suffolk should apply via Suffolk Community Foundation

Applicants from Cambridgeshire should apply via Cambridgeshire Community Foundation

Applicants from Lincolnshire should apply via Lincolnshire Community Foundation



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