Shadwell Community Fund

*Currently closed for applications*


A Fund of £5,000 is available to distribute to charities, community and voluntary groups based in the Thetford area.  Eligible organisations must be based within a five mile radius of Thetford and within Norfolk.

Grants of up to £1,000 are available.

Priority will be given to projects addressing the following areas:

  • Support local solutions to meet local needs
  • Promote community cohesion
  • Develop sustainable and supportive communities
  • Tackle disadvantage
  • Promote health and well being
  • Support community based sports activities

Applications are particularly encouraged for projects that engage local children and young people.

Who can apply
Charitable, community and voluntary groups based or clearly operating in the eligible area 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.

Priority will be given to groups that are largely volunteer led, and are working to improve their community.

When to apply
Grants are normally made in one annual funding round – the next deadline 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  

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 Jenny Bevan, Grants Manager by email or tel 01603 623958



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