Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support projects that aim to improve the wellbeing of older people in Norfolk by helping them stay connected with their local community.

The Fund aims to offer grants focused on reducing loneliness in older people (55+) in Norfolk, through projects that may create new connections, or maintain existing ones. Grants can support the operational costs of existing projects, as well as expanding proven delivery.  Grants can also be used for pilot activities or to test out new ideas or partnerships. Grants are for one year only.

Applicants should meet NCF general eligibility criteria.

Types of activity the Fund can support may include:

  • Community transport
  • Lunch/ social clubs
  • Walking/ exercise groups
  • Volunteering
  • Projects/ activities to promote learning and skills
  • Intergenerational activities
  • Carer support
  • Digital skills

Decisions will be notified during September 2022.


  • Applications purely for capital costs are unlikely to be successful.
  • Organisations that are already funded directly by a Mercers’ Company charity for work with older people are not eligible for this funding opportunity,

Call for Applications


Maximum Grant

up to £10,000


25 July 2022 – 12:00pm

Who can apply?

Charity, Faith organisation, Parish/Town Council, Social Enterprise/CIC, and Voluntary/Community Group

Eligible Area

Breckland, Broadland, Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, North Norfolk, Norwich, and South Norfolk

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