The Norfolk 100
Show your commitment to Norfolk. Join The Norfolk 100.
“Norfolk has given many of us the opportunity to build successful lives and careers. The Norfolk 100 gives us the chance to give something back in a way which is both affordable and ensures that your donations really make a difference in our county.” — Frank Eliel, Chairman of The Norfolk 100
The Norfolk 100 is one of the Foundation’s most successful projects, leading the way for other similar schemes nationally. It was launched in 2007 with the idea of recruiting 100 of Norfolk’s business leaders and philanthropic members of the public willing to commit £1,000 a year for three years to support small charities and community groups working across the county.
That target was quickly met and The Norfolk 100 has since grown further, providing invaluable support to community groups, including village halls, caring organisations, youth groups, day centres and medical charities to name but a few.
Of each £1,000* donated:
- £500 is used immediately to support local need
- £500 is invested in The Norfolk 100 endowment fund, with the income generated providing stability and continuity for Norfolk causes in the future
The Foundation’s grants team evaluates all applications thoroughly and grant award decisions are made quarterly by a grants panel which comprises a cross-section of representatives from across the community including the voluntary sector, local authorities, the police authority and other sectors.
As a member of The Norfolk 100, you receive regular updates on the difference that your donations make. Members also receive regular invitations to a variety of different events so that they can meet with the recipients of grants, hear more about the good work of the community groups and meet their fellow philanthropists.
* We ask those that wish to support The Norfolk 100 through their business or their CAF Charity Account to increase their donation to £1,250 per annum which covers the Gift Aid element we can get from individuals. The Gift Aid contributes to covering our own administration costs and is judgemental in supporting our development work for the benefit of local communities.
“I joined because I felt it was an affordable amount to give annually. Members are kept up to date regularly on how their money is being spent locally. It is accessible to many people and donations can be given either quarterly or annually.” — Jane Wickstead
“Joining The Norfolk 100 is one of the best things I’ve done. It’s a great way to give not just money, but to pledge one’s intention to try and help people who need a bit of extra assistance. Don’t think about it, just do it!” — Carol Bundock
“It gives me peace of mind knowing that I am part of an organisation supporting good causes in Norfolk that are not always able to shout loud enough to be noticed. It’s a great way to reach out and help others who I did not know existed.” — Andy Rackham