Norfolk Women & Girls Fund

*Currently closed for applications*

The Norfolk Women & Girls Fund has been created with funds from Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport to support small community groups and charities that are delivering outcomes to benefit the health, wellbeing, skills and opportunities for women and girls in Norfolk.

Norfolk Community Foundation was one of 70 organisations across the country to be awarded a share of £12 million from the Tampon Tax Fund, which aims to help to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls in the UK.

Grants of up to £2,000 are available.  A total of £20,000 is available in this round.

Types of project the Fund can support
Projects must clearly show how they aim to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls in Norfolk.  This may include the following:  

  • BAME specific services for women and girls
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Education and employment
  • Female offenders
  • Gender equality
  • Health and well-being including self-esteem, self-image, reproductive health
  • LGBT specific services
  • Multiple complex needs
  • Older women
  • Women with disabilities
  • Women with learning disabilities
  • Women with mental health issues

Applicants must be able to show the need for their project.  Projects involving partnership working will be particularly welcomed. 

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.

When to apply
Grants will be made in one annual funding round in 2017 and 2018. 

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 the Grants Team by email or tel 01603 623958 



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