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Whilst the Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the lives of many individuals and communities, it has also shown the enormous generosity of local people and their genuine desire to support their neighbours. But it is not always easy to know how to provide that support. To solve that problem, Norfolk Community Foundation has launched Opportunities4Communities: an initiative making it easier for people to give their help and play a vital part in building our communities. Find out more and how you can get involved here.
As we begin to emerge from a third lockdown, it’s hard to believe what Norfolk people have faced this year, and will continue to face as the longer term impacts of Covid-19 unfold. The pandemic has touched every aspect of our lives, our personal health and wellbeing, our families, our work and our communities. Many people are left without the certainty of secure employment, and as we enter the winter months, a stark choice between a warm home and food on the table.
Our charities and community groups continue to rise to these challenges, adapting rapidly and creatively to the evolving picture. While urgent aid continues to support our most vulnerable people, our community organisations are taking steps to build their resilience through adapted working practices, and financial and operational recovery. We are with them every step of the way.
It is vital that we understand the emerging needs of Norfolk people, and what our charities on the frontline need to provide essential care and support. We continue to listen, and to respond with funding and support to help Norfolk build back brighter.
The generosity and compassion of Norfolk people continues to amaze and inspire us — from those helping us raise much needed funds, to those working tirelessly to make sure no-one is forgotten.
Last year we invested almost £4 million in our communities, and we could only do that with your help. Click here to read some of the stories from our work in 2020, and the lessons we have learned during the crisis that will help us meet new challenges in 2021.
Norfolk Community Foundation is a charity dedicated to building stronger communities and improving the lives of people in Norfolk.
We bring people together who want to make a difference where they live – whether they step up to take action themselves, or support those who do with an investment of funding or time.
Supporting over 2,000 small charitable groups working on the ground, our work touches 1 in 4 people in Norfolk – from those dependent on local practical and social support, to whole communities benefiting from improved buildings and green spaces.
By bringing people together, we can do more. What can you do?
Together, Norfolk shines brighter
News & Events
Read about some of the innovative solutions we've been developing to ensure no-one goes hungry in our new report 'Nourishing Norfolk: Join the movement to feed Norfolk's future'.
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Read our new report 'Combatting Digital Exclusion: Leaving no child behind' showing the impact of Norfolk Community Foundation’s work to tackle the digital crisis faced by children and young people across Norfolk during the Covid pandemic.
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Norfolk Community Foundation is delighted to announce a range of new appointments to help support their work in building stronger communities and improving the lives of people in Norfolk.