Norwich Heritage Fund

*Open for applications now*

Now open – there are no application deadlines. Applications are considered on a rolling basis while funds remain available.

The aim of the Norwich Heritage Fund is to support charities and community groups within the Norwich Urban Area which aim to benefit local heritage (built and intangible) and people’s engagement with it.  Grants of up to £3,000 are normally available but as at 3 April 2018 the Fund has a remaining balance of  only £2,850. Once this is committed the Fund will close.

Fund Criteria

  • Projects which will be considered include preservation and recording of the heritage, feasibility studies, promotional campaigns, improved interpretation and greater participation.
  • Projects benefiting the natural heritage e.g. historic woodlands, are not eligible for this fund.
  • Priority will be given to projects where the amount requested makes a significant impact on the overall project.
  • As there are limited funds available the panel may choose to prioritise applicants that have not previously benefited from a grant from this fund.

Who can apply
Charitable, community and voluntary groups based or clearly operating in the Norwich Urban Area area can apply. This includes Churches/ PCCs and Parish Councils where the project is clearly community focused and inclusive, and meets the aims of the Fund.

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
There are no deadlines for this fund. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis while funds remain available.

How to apply
Norfolk Community Foundation has launched a new way to apply which enables applicants to complete more of the process entirely online if they wish.  If you have any problems at all using the 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, 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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