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Norfolk Community Foundation is inviting charities and voluntary groups in Norfolk to send in their photographs capturing community projects in their area. We want you to showcase the amazing people, activities and places that are at the heart of your community in celebration of EDP’s ‘Norfolk Day’ campaign. Any Charity or Community group can enter,…

Norfolk Community Foundation is pleased to be working with the James Bagge in his journey to support and celebrate volunteering across the county of Norfolk. Throughout his year serving as High Sheriff of Norfolk, James became particularly aware of the critical role of unpaid carers; providing invaluable support to an ill, older or disabled family…

Norfolk Community Foundation are proud to be a part of UK Community Foundations that has hit a new milestone of £1billion distributed in grants across the national network. There are currently 46 Community Foundations working as independent charities firmly rooted in local communities. Each Community Foundation has an in-depth understanding of local need and is…

6th November, 2017

Surviving Winter Appeal

Help older and vulnerable people in Norfolk stay warm and safe this winter     Simply keeping warm in the colder weather can be a challenge for vulnerable and elderly people due to poverty and inadequate housing which can lead to health issues. ‘Heat Vs Eat’ is a reality for many elderly people. The Surviving…

Our Annual Review for the year ending 31 December 2016 is now available and highlights what was another successful year for the Foundation. A key achievement for us has been receiving acknowledgement at the National Beacon Awards for our newest collective giving group the ‘Norfolk Future Fund.’ The panel stated the Judge’s Special Award highlighted our…

After a robust recruitment process that attracted a strong response from candidates both locally and nationally Norfolk Community Foundation announce that Claire Cullens, has been promoted from Director of Development to the role of Chief Executive, replacing Graham Tuttle at the end of this year. Claire brings a wealth of experience in business development from…

Members of the Norfolk Future Fund and guests took part in Norfolk Community Foundation’s fifth Dragon’s Den style funding event with four deserving charities receiving a share of over £20,000! This year’s Dragon’s Den was held at The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral and hosted by Graham Tuttle, CEO of Norfolk Community Foundation,  vice patron, Carol Bundock…

Norfolk Community Foundation are delighted to announce Mr Henry Cator, a former High Sheriff of Norfolk, as Chairman. He will succeed Charles Barratt of stockbrokers Barratt and Cooke and will undertake a three-year term. Mr Cator has a broad knowledge of the charity sector and working to support Norfolk as a county. He has had a varied…

 Norfolk Millennium Trust for Carers have been awarded £4,000 from the public vote for the Freemasons Community Award. As part of Freemasonry’s 300th anniversary celebrations, the Masonic Charitable Foundation recently distributed three million pounds to 300 charities across the country after a public vote. The Foundation awards millions of pounds each year to local and national…

Churches across Norfolk have been suffering from a sustained spate of lead thefts with, on average, three to five churches targeted every month. Despite the continued support of the Police and the local community, churches across our county are still being targeted and extensively damaged. To combat the threat and protect these community spaces, the…

Thank you to all members and guests who joined us for our second Quiz evening aimed at raising funds for the Norfolk Future Fund. The event was held at East Twenty-Six on the 21st of June 2017. Well done to our winning teams who received a donation to a local charity of their choice: 1st:…

Following its nomination for a Beacon Award, the Norfolk Future Fund collected a Judge’s Special Award at a prestigious event at The Mansion House, London. The Norfolk Future Fund was set up by NCF to bring a younger generation of donors closer to their communities to encourage charitable giving and to support local charities.  One…

Following a national competitive tender process, Norfolk Community Foundation is one of seventy organisations across the country to share £12 million from the Tampon Tax Fund. The Fund, which comes from the Government’s tax on sanitary products, is aimed at helping to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls across the country. Minister for Civil…

Norfolk Superheroes take on gruelling physical challenge to support positive mental health in Norfolk It’s widely accepted that there is a link between physical activity and the positive effect it can have on our mental wellbeing.  Whether it’s a leisurely walk, run, bike ride or a more vigorous work out at the gym, exercise is thought…

Members of the Norfolk Future Fund have been nominated for a national award which highlights pioneering approaches to charitable giving. The Norfolk Future Fund aims to bring a younger generation of donors closer to their communities to encourage charitable giving and to support local charities. Its work has been nominated for the Trailblazer Award at…

In the week of International Women’s Day, the founders of the Norfolk Women’s Fund hosted a screening of the acclaimed documentary, He Named Me Malala, the inspirational story of Malala Yousafzai’s campaign for girls’ education. The screening, held on Monday 6 March at Cinema City Norwich which was sold out with 100 guests, opened with…

The Benjamin Foundation, Headway Norfolk and Waveney, Henderson Trust, MAP (Mancroft Advice Project), Norfolk Community Law Service, The Family Contact Centre and The Garage all received a grant from a fund created by Norwich Business Women Network (NBWN) members in 2016. The network, which has over 100 members, has been established for over 25 years…

The New Endeavour Rangers legacy supports local young people through a new fund Gorleston’s New Endeavour Rangers marching band has had a nostalgic re-awakening thanks to the discovery of newspaper clippings and photographs found by Jennifer Utting, daughter of Jack Atkins, one of the original founders in 1975.  The marching band of girls and boys…

Members of Norfolk Future Fund and guests took part in its fourth Dragon’s Den style funding event and where four charities took away a share of over £24,000! Held at Birketts LLP and hosted by vice patron, Carol Bundock DL and Mustard TVs Chris Bailey, the interactive funding event saw four local charities and community…

Norfolk Community Foundation has found that youth opportunity and poor mental health are amongst the biggest issues facing Norfolk whilst also recognising the pressures on the health and care sector associated with a rising elderly population.  Vital Signs, one of seventeen reports from participating community foundations across the UK launched today provides a health check…

3rd August, 2016

Norfolk’s Vital Signs

In 2016, Norfolk Community Foundation joined other community foundations across the network by taking part in Vital Signs – an annual report designed to measure social trends and the vitality of our communities to build a picture of life and social need in our county. Norfolk is generally perceived as a prosperous part of the…

Thank you to members and guests who joined us for our first Norfolk Future Fund Quiz at Vodka Revolution on 14th July.   Well done to our winning teams who received a donation to a local charity of their choice: 1. Lovewell Blake – £500 to About With Friends 2. Let’s get Quizzical (AKA Santander) –…

Norfolk Community Foundation launched a new mental health and wellbeing fund at its annual Love Norfolk event last week. Held at OPEN Youth Trust, individuals, businesses and community leaders heard from guest speaker the Rt Hon Norman Lamb, MP, who told of his own family’s experience of ill mental health.  Michael Scott, chief executive of…

Two grants schemes to help local businesses grow and boost local economy Norfolk Community Foundation is currently helping to deliver two grants scheme for local businesses wanting to grow. Norwich 4 New Enterprise (N4NE) grants programme is a scheme that has the support of a number of local organisations who make up the decision making…

Norfolk Community Foundation has launched a dedicated mental health and wellbeing fund in response to demand and to develop and strengthen community networks that are a lifeline for those affected by mental ill health. With demand for such support set to grow as statutory mental health services continue to be affected by cuts and are…

A new Fund that has been established to support community projects to help women’s personal and economic empowerment in Norfolk was launched at Aviva’s magnificent Marble Hall on 1st March, as part of a week of activities preceding International Women’s day. The fund will award grants of between £500 – £2,500 to support activities that…

The demand for dementia friendly services is set to grow as we face rising numbers of those living with dementia and a health service pushed to its limit.  The Norfolk Dementia Fund and Norfolk Community Foundation played a small part in helping to meet demand as over £13,000 was awarded to support these services in…