Victory Housing Trust Community Fund

*Open for applications now*

Now open. Deadline for applications Monday 3 April at 5pm. Decisions are due to be made in early May.

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.

Please read our FAQs before applying http://www.norfolkfoundation.com/apply/funding-for-non-profits/funding-faqs

When to apply
Grants are normally made in two annual funding rounds in the spring and autumn. Deadlines 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 http://www.google.com/chrome/  

Making an online application:

Step 1 – Download the Independent Reference Form and pass to the person you have chosen to act as a referee for this application

Independent Reference Form

Step 2 – 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 3 – 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 enquiries please contact Clive Rayner, Grants Officer on 01603 623958 or email  cliverayner@norfolkfoundation.com

 

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