Together, Norfolk shines brighter

Building stronger communities and improving the lives of people in Norfolk.

Together, Norfolk shines brighter

Helping you to make great things happen in your community.

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Together, Norfolk shines brighter

Keep up to date on how we’re connecting people and creating change.

Here for Norfolk, here for good

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?

Our impact

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Our Surviving Winter Appeal

For too many households in Norfolk, this winter could be one of the toughest, coldest and most worrying. Rapidly rising energy and fuel prices are likely to hit the most vulnerable households the hardest. Coupled with the increasing price of food and other essentials, this will lead to spiralling weekly household costs leaving many to choose between cooking hot meals and putting the heating on; between washing clothes and having a shower.

Across Norfolk, there are fantastic local charities, community groups and voluntary organisations ready to step up with vital support, but they can only do it with our help. From providing support to help rough sleepers off the streets long term, to helping families heat their homes and keep their children warm, to alleviating loneliness amongst isolated older people who may have no-one else to talk to, the Surviving Winter appeal will transform local lives. For some, this support could mean the difference between life and death.

What people say

Simon Bailey

“The Norfolk Community Foundation has truly demonstrated its value and impact by being able to support those in greatest need. I am very proud to be a trustee of the organisation and to witness first-hand the difference it makes.”

Simon Bailey, Former Chief Constable of Norfolk Constabulary

“I was immensely impressed by how rapidly Norfolk Community Foundation responded to my request to explore a collaboration. Everyone I have dealt with at the Foundation has been incredibly professional and displayed a brilliant can-do attitude.”

Sir Norman Lamb, Former Member of Parliament for North Norfolk

“During the Covid-19 pandemic the work of the Foundation has been deeply impressive, not least in the way it is trusted to receive donations and then to quickly get funding out to the frontline charities where it is most needed.”

The Rt Revd Graham Usher, Bishop of Norwich