Victory Housing Trust Community Fund
The Fund has been created by Victory Housing Trust and meets twice a year to offer grants of up to £5,000. Each round of the Fund will have a total pot of around £17,500 to award and is hence very competitive.
The Fund is open to charities, voluntary and community groups, parish and town councils and other not for profit organisations, working in the Victory Housing Trust’s area of operation which includes the North Norfolk District Council area as well as certain parishes in Broadland and West Norfolk (see map below).
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Preference is given to projects involving, or having the potential to benefit tenants of Victory Housing Trust therefore please ensure that your application makes it clear how the project might benefit Victory tenants, their families and the communities where they live.
The fund makes grants that address the following priorities:
- Promoting health and well-being
- Tackling disadvantage
- Supporting local solutions to local needs
- Promoting community cohesion
- Developing sustainable and supportive communities
- Improving the environment for the Trust’s tenants
- the provision of sports and playground equipment
The Fund will consider applications for a variety of costs including capital costs, venue hire, equipment, promotional costs, start-up expenses, running costs and training. The average grant size is around £2,800. Funding is for a maximum of one year only.
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.
When to apply
Grants are normally made in two annual funding rounds in the spring and autumn. Deadlines will be published 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 http://www.google.com/chrome/
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.
For enquiries please contact Clive Rayner, Grants Officer on 01603 623958 or email email@example.com