Welcome to Norfolk – Wellbeing Support Fund

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to provide Community Organisations who work with refugees and asylum-seeking populations funding for wellbeing activities.

This fund understands refugees and asylum seekers as:

A refugee is a person who is residing in a country outside of their country of origin due to threat of serious harm, conflict, violence, persecution and/or other human rights violations. Their claim for asylum has been approved and they have been granted protection and certain permissions in the country they have fled to.

An asylum seeker is a person who has left their country of origin and formally applied for asylum in another country but whose claim has not yet been concluded.

About the Fund:

The Welcome to Norfolk – Wellbeing Support Fund seeks to support wellbeing projects for refugees and asylum-seeking populations. The fund is looking to enhance opportunities available locally which can positively impact on wellbeing e.g., the arts and culture sector, or community sports.

Community Organisations seeking funding should already be working with refugees and/or asylum-seeking people, or should be working in partnership with organisations who are connected to this population. The fund will prioritise organisations working with single, young men as well as those which are able to demonstrate co-production or evidence of lived experience amongst staff and volunteers.

This fund will support:
  • Activity Costs
  • A contribution towards core costs
  • Small equipment costs
The fund cannot support:
  • Large capital costs

Please note, this is a new round of Welcome to Norfolk funding, with a specific focus on wellbeing activities for refugees and asylum-seeking populations. Applicants who have previously received grants from the Welcome to Norfolk fund are welcome to apply for a new activity, or for an extension of a current activity if it falls within the fund criteria.

How to apply:

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

When to apply:

The deadline for applications is the 5th February 2024. We aim to confirm funding decisions in March 2024.

Call for Applications


Maximum Grant



5 February 2024 – 12:00pm

Who can apply?

Charity, Faith organisation, 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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