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Tackling disadvantage and inequality in our communities, particularly for those facing crisis, or coping with challenges every day due to their life circumstances. 
Community-based support is uniquely able to provide early assistance to people at risk and provides bespoke and flexible care for complex or long term needs that don’t readily fit other services. People can be vulnerable due to economic, personal or social factors, which may place them at greater risk of exclusion and discrimination, and can limit their life chances.

How we’re making a difference

Tackling the key areas of need

From getting every child online during the Covid-19 lockdown to supporting projects working with young carers, working with adults and children experiencing abuse, and providing information, advice and advocacy services to local BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) communities, we are working to support the most vulnerable in our county.

Click below to read about some of the work we’ve enabled to help local people who face real challenges to reach the services and opportunities they need.

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Vulnerable Families

Norfolk Community Foundation’s Vulnerable Families Fund helps to change the future of Norfolk’s children facing poverty, isolation and low aspirations, supporting projects establishing and expanding advice and support hubs in Norfolk, providing practical household support for families with a child suffering with a life threatening and limiting condition, and trying to break the cycle of violent youth crime and exclusions.

Click below to find out more about the Vulnerable Families Fund and how you can support its efforts.