Love Norfolk

We Love Norfolk, and we know you do too. We’re inspired by the Norfolk communities we collaborate with every day, who approach local issues with passion and ideas.
What is it about? 

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support a range of community activities and projects that benefit people and communities across Norfolk.

  • What will help your group flourish in the current environment? Tell us what you want to do and what positive things your activity will provide for those in your community.
  • Applications to maintain or develop existing activity or a new project can be considered; strong applications will show that the grant will make a significant difference to your work.
  • Grants will be prioritised for those working within deprived communities, supporting vulnerable people, and reducing inequalities.
This funding may be right for you if:
  • You are a small grassroots community group or charity, with an annual income of less than £500,000.
  • You are an established organisation with a track record of delivering activities or services that benefit people in your community.
  • You are seeking project costs or costs relating to the ongoing development needs of your group (i.e. core costs). Requests can include small, portable pieces of equipment to aid the delivery of activities, such as IT equipment.
  • You can start spending your grant within 3 months of receipt.
  • If you received a grant from the Love Norfolk Fund in the spring round of 2023, you may apply to this round provided your grant is on track to be fully spent by June 2024.
Unfortunately, there are a few things that can’t be funded. This funding is not right for you if:
  • Your group’s annual income exceeds £500,000. This is based on your group’s most recently available annual accounts.
  • You want to fund the purchase of a vehicle, such as a minibus.
  • Your want to fund a building/refurbishment project, or other permanent changes or repairs to a premises.
  • Your project is focused on developing a playground.
  • You are seeking to purchase and install a defibrillator.
  • You applied for, and were awarded, a grant from the Love Norfolk Fund in the autumn round of 2023.

What else do I need to know?

When to apply

The Fund is now closed. The deadline for submission of applications was 12 noon on Thursday 29th February. We expect to confirm funding decisions by the end of May.

How to apply

All applicants should check that they meet NCF’s eligibility criteria.

Please use the ‘Apply online’ link below to begin an online application.

Why might I be unsuccessful?

In the last round of Love Norfolk, the success rate of applications was 69%. Here are some of the common reasons why applications were unsuccessful.

A group of people all different ages stand around a table with crocheted items. Some hold signs that say Thank you
Harpley Community Craft Club celebrating a Love Norfolk grant.
Making great things happen

With support from the Norfolk 100 membership and private and individual donors, Love Norfolk was able to support over 100 projects across the county in 2023.

These projects show the diverse range of community action in Norfolk, and the work that organisations do to continue to make Norfolk shine brighter.

Click below to see a small selection of some of the great work that we have been proud to fund through Love Norfolk, and the impact of some of the projects supported across 2022-23.

Call for Applications


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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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