Norfolk Youth Fund

*Currently closed for applications*

In 2015, Members of Norfolk Youth Parliament encouraged over 17,000 young people to take part in the annual Make Your Mark consultation. Make Your Mark gives Norfolk’s young people the opportunity to identify their biggest concerns. In 2015 the top issues were mental health education and developing skills to help prepare young people for life outside the classroom. 

Grants will be considered up to a maximum of £2,000 for applications:

  • which challenge the stigma and stereotypes surrounding mental health and help young people to develop the skills and knowledge to identify positive mental health in themselves and peers.  
  • that provide new opportunities for young people to prepare for life outside of the classroom, such as, finance, sex and relationship education and political education
  • that demonstrate evidence of ‘match’ or own fundraising to support the Norfolk Youth Fund grant.
  • that involve young people aged 11-18 years (or up to 25 for young people with physical or learning disabilities).

Norfolk Youth Fund encourages applications from across all of Norfolk’s constituency areas:

    • South West Norfolk
    • North West Norfolk
    • Mid Norfolk
    • Broadland
    • Norwich North
    • Norwich South
    • Great Yarmouth
    • North Norfolk
    • South Norfolk

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
The next deadline for applications will be published here when the Fund is open.

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 enquiries please contact the Grants Team on 01603 623958 or email 


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