Your BIG Idea

Your BIG Idea is a short-term opportunity (all expenditure to be completed by 30 June 2022) offering grants of up to £10,000 across Norfolk to help you develop a plan/run a pilot activity that will help you move your organisation forward.

The funding can cover areas such as:

  • Paying for additional resource/expertise to develop an area of your work
  • Implementing technology solutions (equipment costs of up to £5,000 can be included)
  • Staff training and development
  • Creating headspace in your team to develop a plan
  • Safeguarding a job by doing something new

We are particularly keen to hear from you if, in developing your big idea, you are able to create opportunities for those furthest from the workplace – perhaps upskilling volunteers to move into paid roles or a short-term work opportunity for someone who is currently not in work.

This funding may be right for you if:
  • You are an established charity/CIC/Social Enterprise working in Norfolk employing fewer than 250 people
  • You have an idea that will help your organisation’s development but don’t currently have the funds to deliver this
  • You can start without delay if funding is awarded
  • You can complete all expenditure by 30 June 2022
This funding is not right for you if:
  • You are an unincorporated organisation or an individual with an idea
  • You are a parish council
  • Your project is not clearly defined
  • You are simply looking for ongoing core costs
  • Your project is a capital (building) project
  • You cannot guarantee that all expenditure will be completed by 30 June 2022
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 14th March. We aim to confirm funding decisions in early April 2022.

Who can help

If you have any questions or would like to discuss an application, please contact the grants team on 01603 623 958 or email

This funding has been made available by the Inclusive Economy Project which is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund. 

The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment.


Call for Applications


Maximum Grant

up to £10,000


14 March 2022 – 12:00pm

Who can apply?

Charity and Social Enterprise/CIC

Eligible Area

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

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