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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
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.
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.
Each of our district councillors have an annual budget of £1,000 to spend on projects within their wards. Please contact your local district councillor about funding for your project.
*Please note that applications for members ward grants close on 31st December 2020
For members: Member Ward Grant Notice of Decision
There are over 80 Tree Wardens appointed to parishes across South Norfolk. These Tree Wardens are managed by the newly formed South Norfolk Tree Warden Network.
The network is responsible for managing, training and the ordering of trees for Parishes across South Norfolk. Please contact them directly for any requirements.
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.
Grants of up to £1,000 are available to support urgent community action to help vulnerable people affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.
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-…