Community grants

We have several opportunities for funding within our local communities. Take a look below to see how you can apply.

If you are passionate about an activity, project or interest, then we want to hear from you. There is up to £300 waiting to help you get your idea up and running in your local community. 

What is a Go For It Grant?

The grants give funding for not-for-profit projects that bring communities together and encourage people to take part.  All you have to do is complete an application and show us how you plan to do it. 

How to apply

To apply for a grant, just read the grant criteria and complete a Go for it Grants application form.  Return the form by email to . Alternatively post it to the Community Capacity Team, Go for it Grants, South Norfolk Council, South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton, Norwich, NR15 2XE.

If you need any help or have any questions, please complete our online enquiry form or call our helpful team on 01508 533747.

There will be some community initiatives which will require larger amounts of funding and to support this, the Community Action Fund (CAF) is in place. Local District Councillors are responsible for receiving, considering and proposing applications for funding from the fund of between £1,000 and £15,000.

Applications will be considered by a CAF Panel; who will meet up to two times per year to consider requests for CAF applications, but may allocate the full budget at the first.  

Please contact your local district councillor, who will make an application for funding on your behalf.

Your local Councillor can be found here.

For members: 

If you would like help about identifying community groups or advice on supporting groups please contact the Communities team.

For information about what can be funded please look at the ground rules.

Please read the ground rules before applying for funding.

Community Action Fund Application

Please note: 

The total CAF funding for the financial year 2018/19 has now been allocated.

The CAF Panel met on 31 May 2018 and the recommendations and decisions from that meeting can be found here.   

The recommendations and decisions from the meeting held on 13 July 2017 can be found here.   



Table tennis is a great way to bring people together, it’s fun, physical and suitable for all ages and abilities.

It is a low intensity activity that has a positive impact on both physical and mental well being.

If you would like to set up a group near you to play table tennis, we are offering grants of up to £100 which can be used towards the cost of a Ping! package.

The Ping! package includes:

  • an indoor table tennis table 
  • 10 bats 
  • 72 balls
  • resources to help advertise and activate the table – such as posters, games ideas and competition formats.

The total cost of this package is £200.

Successful applicants will need to meet the funding criteria which can be found here.

How to apply

To apply for a grant, all you need to do is complete a Ping! in the Community grant application form and return by email to

Alternatively post it to:

Communities Team, South Norfolk Council, South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton, Norwich, NR15 2XE.

If you need any help or have any questions please email or call us on 01508 533816.

If you have any questions, please call us on 01508 533642 or 01508 533945 or complete our online enquiry form