Norfolk World War 1 Fund

*Open for applications now*

Applications can be accepted on a rolling basis while funds are available, with decisions made every 8 weeks.  The final deadline for receiving applications is 25 May 2018. 

Norfolk’s Armed Forces Community Covenant has created a fund to help communities across the county to commemorate World War 1.

About the Covenant
A Community Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and its local armed forces community.

The aims of the Community Covenant are to:

  • Encourage local communities to support the Armed Forces Community in their areas and vice versa
  • Nurture public understanding and awareness amongst the public of issues affecting the Armed Forces Community
  • Recognise and remember the sacrifices faced by the Armed Forces Community;
  • Encourage activities which help to integrate the Armed Forces Community into local life

About the Fund
This is the final year that funding will be is available from the Norfolk World War 1 Fund to support community projects and events commemorating the end of WW1 in 2018. Organisations can apply for a  small grant of up to £500 – from available funding of £7,000. 

Please note groups should only expect to receive one grant during the life of this fund.

What the Fund can support
Any non-profit group is able to apply, including constituted voluntary and community groups, Parish and Town Councils, charities, churches, social enterprises/ CICs and schools.

The Fund is able to consider a wide range of projects, which may include:

  •          Community events and projects
  •          Educational activities
  •          New memorials
  •          Refurbishment of existing memorials

The fund will not support:

  •          Trips and visits of any kind

Applications are particularly welcomed that evidence high levels of community engagement and involvement.

Grants must be spent within 12 months of being awarded.

When to apply
 Awards will be made on a rolling basis, with decisions made every 8 weeks. 

How to apply
Applications can be made online by following the guidance below. 

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  

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.

Click here to begin an online application

Step 2 – Ensure that Norfolk Community Foundation receives your online form, and all supporting information, by the deadline date (where applicable).

For fund enquiries please contact Jo Maddocks, Grants Officer on 01603 623958 or email


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