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.

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?

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Supporting Ukraine in Norfolk Fund

Help support Ukranians settling in Norfolk after leaving their homes and livelihoods to escape conflict. We know that our local charities are going to be front and centre as people arrive following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, supporting both the short and long-term practical needs of those fleeing for their lives; from assisting with practical arrangements such as housing to support around building local networks and communities to help make a safe and fulfilling life here in Norfolk.

In response, we have set up the ‘Supporting Ukraine in Norfolk Fund’ for local charities and community groups supporting those arriving in Norfolk from Ukraine in the wake of the invasion, helping them to not only adapt to living in a new country, but in creating a positive new beginning and a sense of hope after being left with an uncertain future and the psychological consequences of fleeing from war.

What others say

“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 the Chair of Trustees and to witness first-hand the difference it makes.”

Simon Bailey, Chair of Norfolk Community Foundation

“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