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Keeping you informed about those small local pots of funding and opportunities as we hear of them. 

Latest Funding Opportunities

100 Days Challenge Grant

As a follow up to attending one of the 100 Days Challenge workshops, certain people may qualify for a grant of up to £300!

To qualify you must be either:

  • a student
  • unemployed due to caring responsibilities or illness,
  • disabled
  • retired or 
  • long-term (18+ months) unemployed?

This money can be used to fund a project in your local community or to fund your own training. Grants can be used independently or with as a group, including to do something new within an existing project.

The grants will be allocated by Voluntary Norfolk. 

  • Examples of potential community projects that a grant can fund include:
  • renewing a green space in the local community,
  • starting-up a community group,
  • organising local events,
  • investing in a community asset,
  • attending further personal training

For more information contact Kate Hicks from Voluntary Norfolk, on email: or text 07918 174847.

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2022 

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New government grant funding tool 


 A new service has been launched to help find available grants offered by the government. These grants are for:

voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (for example, a charity),  individuals,  small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and other businesses

This service is a pilot, and more grants will be added for further sectors later in 2022.

The first release of the Find a Grant pilot is now open to all.

Find out more about Find a Grant, and what you can expect to come over the year ahead.


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Better Together Grants

This funding is for individuals or small groups to organise a community event in the Norwich area that helps prevent loneliness 

and social isolation.  Activities could be anything ranging from a shared meal, to a games evening or a group outing. 

Funding is available for up to £300.

For more information contact Lucy Hogg via email on:



Norwich City Council Get Involved Grants

Get involved banner1. Get Together Grant:  £50 to help residents address a local issue,  or run an event.  You do not need to be a formal group, simply three or more residents wishing to make a difference. 

2. Get Started Grant: Supporting groups just starting up to bring positive benefits to Norwich.   You can apply for a £300 start-up grant for your first 12 months to help develop your group and cover costs.

3. Get Growing Grants: Follow on funding for groups awarded a Get Started grant.  Those demonstrating good use of their start-up funding are invited to apply for £500 for projects to bring further benefit to their local area.

Visit the council's website for more information on:


Pledge Norwich

Norwich City Council's Pledge Norwich gives charclark tibbs 367075 unsplash croppedities, social enterprises, residents groups and community organisations the opportunity to apply funding to support community projects. 

Eligible projects can be awarded funding of up to 50% of the total project costs to a maximum of £5,000.  The amounts award will vary and are decided by an assessment of your application using a scoring system against set criteria.

For detailed further information and guidelines on applying visit:

Local funders

There are a multitude of funders you can approach for a community grant. You may want to start with one of these three key funders in Norwich below. Each manages a range of funding programmes that might be of some help:

Norfolk Community Foundation

Manages a wide range of grants for groups working across the county.

Visit Norfolk Community Foundations website

Norwich Consolidated Charities

Provides grants to individuals and local organisations.

Visit Norwich Consolidated Charities website


Remember though, there's a wide range of funders that it could be worth trying. Have a look at some of the links in the next section.

Helpful resources

We've included some helpful websites below, and there's some further resources / toolkits here to help get you started.  These include tips on writing an application to working with businesses.

Grants 4 Norfolk (Norfolk County Council)

Great tool for funding searches and it's free for Norfolk community groups.

The Brighton Resource Centre

Excellent website with plenty of helpful guides from planning your project, finding the right funders and preparing your budget to writing bids.

Funding Central

Funding Central provides unique access to thousands of grants, contracts and loan finance opportunities from local, national and European funding sources, all in one place. There are also a number of other tools and resources.

Funding Central does charge a subscriptions but this is free for groups with an income under £100,000.


Crowdfunding helps connect people who have great ideas. Perhaps your neighbours and friends or maybe local businesses and other likeminded people willing to help fund your project. 

It's perfect if you are trying to raise money for a single project. Especially if you want to raise awareness at the same time! You will need a good team and a significant amount of time and energy over the campaign.