Love Norfolk Fund
The Love Norfolk Fund pools donations of all sizes which, along with investment income from the endowment fund, are used to provide grants to good causes in Norfolk.
The Norfolk 100 contributes to this Fund through annual donations from Norfolk 100 members.
Both of these funds are allocated through Love Norfolk panel meetings which are held three times per year and operate under the same fund criteria.
The maximum grant is £3,000.
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. Applicant groups must have a total income of less than £100,000, determined by taking a two year average of all income.
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.
The Fund is able to support a range of community projects that benefit local people and help improve local amenities. The following priorities will also apply in 2017:
- Applications from King’s Lynn & West Norfolk and Great Yarmouth areas are particularly welcomed.
- Applications from smaller community groups and charities that are reliant on volunteer support to increase skills, capacity and sustainability are also welcomed. This may include training in Safeguarding, First Aid or similar, or training to support voluntary committee roles.
- The Fund is keen to see evidence of collaborative working, evidenced by reference/ testimonials from partner organisations, where possible.
When to apply
The Fund typically makes grants three times per year. The next deadline will be 13 October 2017.
How to apply
Norfolk Community Foundation is piloting 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 – this replaces the ‘Part B’ section that our standard form currently requires. 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.
For Fund enquiries please contact the Grants Team by email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 01603 623958