Love Norfolk/ Norfolk 100 Fund

*Open for applications now*

Deadline for applications extended to 5pm, 7 April 2017

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 Fund is made up of annual donations from Norfolk 100 members and this too has an endowment element.

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.

Funding available
The maximum grant is £3,000.

Who can apply
Constituted voluntary groups,  charities and other non-profit community organisations in Norfolk with a total income of less than £100,000 are eligible to apply.  The income of a group is determined by taking a two year average of all income. 

Please note that core costs for Social Enterprises/ CICs are unlikely to be considered – please see our full guidance for these organisations here – FAQs

Fund priorities
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 is 5pm, 7 April 2017.  Decisions will be made in early May. 
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 

Making an online application:

Step 1 – Download the Independent Reference Form and pass to the person you have chosen to act as a referee for this application

Independent Reference Form

Step 2 – 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 3 – Ensure that Norfolk Community Foundation receives your online form, all supporting information and the Independent Reference Form by the deadline date. 

Click here to begin an online application

For Fund enquiries please contact the Grants Team by email or tel 01603 623958



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