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Community grants

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

Go for it Grants

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 grants@s-norfolk.gov.uk . 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 533933.

Community Action funding is currently closed for this Financial year.

There will be many community initiatives which will require larger amounts of funding. The Community Action Fund (CAF) is provided to support and fund these initiatives. 

Local District Councillors are responsible for considering and proposing applications between £1,000 and £15,000 from the CAF fund.

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.

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.

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

The recommendations and decisions from the meeting held on 31 May 2018 can be found here.

The recommendations and decisions from the meeting held on 20 September 2019 can be found here.

There is a lot of funding available through charities and businesses that you may be eligible for. Contact us on 01508533933 to find out more.

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

Covid-19 Community Response Fund – Norfolk Community Foundation

The Covid-19 Community Response Fund has been created to support vital community projects as they respond to exceptional challenges over the coming months. For those charitable groups well placed to take action, this additional funding aims to help them to take steps to provide the much-needed care and support for our vulnerable people.

Funding available

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to support urgent community action to help vulnerable people affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. 

www.norfolkfoundation.com/funding-support/grants/groups/covid-19-commun…

Covid-19 Local Resilience Fund is now open

Expressions of Interest are invited from charitable organisations in the county able to evidence their potential to alleviate specific needs/ gaps directly resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, as identified by the Local Resilience Forum.

Proposals are invited from charitable organisations able to deliver impact in one or more of the following priority areas in response to the Covid-19 pandemic:

support and services for homeless and rough sleepers to increase access to safe accommodation, including provision for self-isolation

actions to reduce acute isolation of older people, and those facing particular challenges in self-isolation due to disability, serious health condition or special needs

support for those affected by domestic violence and other safeguarding issues in the home as a result of self-isolation

building networks/ connecting supply chains to ensure food and household essentials are readily and locally available to the most vulnerable

access to specialist financial/ legal advice for those in crisis due to loss of income, unemployment, debt and/ or change in family circumstances during the pandemic

specialist counselling/ support provision for those affected by bereavement

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support projects that clearly meet one or more of the above priorities. Larger grants of up to £25,000 may be considered for exceptional projects bringing together multiple partner organisations in a strategic response programme to deliver significant targeted impact and/ or broad geographical reach.  

Find out more and apply online at www.norfolkfoundation.com/funding-support/grants/groups/covid-19-local-…