Lovewell Blake Fund

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The Lovewell Blake Fund aims to benefit smaller, often lesser-known community based organisations where small grants can make a real difference.

Applicants from Suffolk should apply via Suffolk Community Foundation and from Cambridgeshire should apply via Cambridgeshire Community Foundation.


This funding can support:
  • Small community groups with a annual income of less than £50,000.
  • Activities with a high level of volunteer involvement.
  • Small capital items such as sports equipment.
  • Larger capital items, but only when the organisation has the majority of funding in place at the point of application.

All applicants must meet NCF’s general eligibility criteria.

This funding cannot support:
  • Larger organisations with an annual income of over £50,000.
  • Funding for ongoing service delivery, as the Lovewell Blake Fund will not support operational costs.
  • Staff costs.
  • Larger capital items where the majority of the funding has not already been obtained.
How to apply:

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

When to apply:

The deadline for applications is 12noon on Monday 23rd October 2023. We aim to confirm funding decisions by the end of December 2023.

Call for Applications


Maximum Grant


23 October 2023 – 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