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Alec Dickson Trust

Grants of up to £500 are available for volunteering or community service projects led by young people (under 30).  Projects will directly or indirectly respond to Covid-19 and must conform to public health guidance on volunteering safely during the pandemic.  The deadline for applications is midday on Sun 21st March.  For more information, please click the button below. 

 

Women Thrive Fund

Grants are available for projects supporting vulnerable, disadvantaged and / or underrepresented women and girls to:

  • Improve their mental health and wellbeing and gain confidence, with tools, skills and support to sustain those improvements.

  • Improve their financial resilience, increasing their routes out of poverty, gaining confidence, tools, skills and support to secure a stable financial future.

  • Build stronger women’s organisations that are more sustainable and better able to meet the needs of women and girls.

The grants are available in two levels:

  • Up to £15,000 for organisations with a turnover of £200,000 inclusive

  • Up to £40,000 for organisations with a turnover of £200,001 – £999,999.

The deadline for applications is Thurs 25th March.  For more information, please click the button below.   


Diss Town Council Community Grants

Grants are available for projects supporting residents of Diss.  The grants are available in two categories:

  • Project grants - one-off grants for the purchase of equipment or services to provide or improve a facility or activity for the residents of Diss.

  • Development grants - grants to support the development of successful projects that aim to expand their reach within the community and/or expand the remit of the original project.

There is no set grant amount, but grants for the previous year have ranged from £2,000 - £4,000.  Projects will fall into one of the following:

  • Distinction and heritage - projects that encourage people to take pride in the Diss community, add to or improve existing facilities or make better use of under-used town council facilities.

  • Partnership and synergy - projects that support the Council’s approach to early intervention by providing services so that people can live full, independent, and positive lives and which are freely available to all sections of the community and/or provide a service or facility not currently provided elsewhere in Diss.

  • Community and people - projects that advance good community relationships and that benefit the residents of Diss as a whole.

The deadline for applications is Weds 31st March.  For more information, please click the button below. 


The Hedley Foundation

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for smaller charities who improve lives and lift aspirations.  Applicants will be expected to be able to demonstrate measurable impact for their beneficiaries.  Eligible projects will meet one of the following themes:

  • Youth Support - Raising the aspirations of disadvantaged young people and supporting youth projects through education, the arts, sport and adventurous activities.

  • Disabled Support - Improving the quality of life of those living with a physical or mental disability.

  • Supporting the Elderly and Terminally Ill - Improving the quality of life of the elderly and those receiving end of life care.

  • Miscellaneous Support - Supporting other social welfare projects such as those for carers, the homeless and ex-offenders.

The deadline for applications is Weds 31st March.  For more information, please click the button below. 


AHF Transforming Places Through Heritage Transformational Project Grants

Grants of up to £350,000 are available (covering up to 80% of project costs) for capital projects which restore redundant or underused community owned historic buildings in town centres to bring them back in to use.  Ideally projects will be completed within three years.  The deadline for applications is Weds 31st March.  For more information, please click the button below.  


William and Jane Morris Fund Church Conservation Grants

Grants of £500 to £5,000 are available for churches, chapels, and places of worship to conserve decorative features and monuments. Eligible buildings or monuments will have been erected before 1896.  Structural or fabric repairs are not eligible. The deadline for applications is Weds 31st March.  For more information, please click the button below. 


Simon Gibson Charitable Trust

Grants of £1,000 - £20,000 are available for registered charities operating in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Glamorganshire, Gwent, Powys and Camarthanshire.  The fund is open to all charitable activities with particular interest in those working with young people and the elderly.  The deadline for applications is Weds 31st March.  For more information, please click the button below.  


Coming Soon

Youth Music Programme

Grants are available for projects that increase the number of children and young people’s opportunities to access high quality musical activities, particularly those who face barriers to music making.  Two levels of funding are available:

  • Fund A – Grants between £2,000 - £30,000 for high-quality projects, lasting between six to 24 months, promoting inclusivity in music.  The deadline for applications is Thurs 1st April. 

  • Fund B - Grants between £30,001 - £200,000 for high-quality, sustained projects, lasting between 18 to 48 months, that expand and embed musically inclusive practice within and beyond the applicant's organisation. The deadline for Expressions of Interest is Fri 7th May. 

For more information, please click the button below. 


Climate Action Fund

Grants are available for community led partnerships with projects to make changes in their community that impact on climate change by addressing waste and consumption.  Grants are available as follows:

  • Development grants - between £100,000 and £150,000 to support those who need more time to develop their partnership, engage widely or test their approaches. The minimum length is 12 months. There may be an opportunity to apply for longer term funding at a later stage.

  • Full awards - between £500,000 and £1.5 million to support those who have more developed proposals and might be able to start longer-term plans at an earlier stage. The length of full awards will be between three to five years.    

The deadline for applications is Thurs 8th April.  For more information, please click the button below.


Children's Summer Playscheme Grant

Grants of £500 - £1,000 are available for children’s summer playschemes for children aged between 5 – 16.  Eligible schemes will run for a minimum of two weeks, or ten days across the summer holidays.  Activities must be more than just social, and preference will be shown to activities that are educational and motivational or relate to the natural environment such as to the seaside or countryside.  The deadline for applications is midday on Fri 9th April.  For more information, please click the button below. 


BBC Children in Need

Grants are available for projects supporting children and young people (aged up to 18) who are experiencing disadvantage through:

  • Illness, distress, abuse or neglect.

  • Any kind of disability.

  • Behavioural or psychological difficulties.

  • Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

The grants are available as follows:

  • Main Grants - over £10,000 per year for up to three years. The average grant is likely to be around £30,000 per year. 

  • Small Grants - up to £10,000 per year for up to three years (£30,000 total request).

The deadline for applications is 11.30am on Mon 12th April.  For more information, please click the button below. 


Hilden Charitable Fund

Grants are available for charities working in the UK with a focus on:

  • Homelessness.

  • Penal affairs.

  • Asylum seekers and refugees.

  • Community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people aged 16 to 25 years.

Or overseas projects with a focus on:

  • Community development.

  • Education.

  • Health.

The Fund particularly welcomes projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women.
There are no set grant amounts, but the average grant is around £5,000.  The deadline for applications is Fri 16th April.  For more information, please click the button below. 


 

Steel Charitable Trust

Grants of between £2,500 - £25,000 are available for projects working in one of the following areas:

  • Arts and heritage.

  • Education.

  • Environment.

  • Health.

  • Social or economic disadvantage.

The deadline for applications is Tues 20th April.  For more information, please click the button below. 


Baring Foundation Arts and Mental Health Programme

Grants of £10,000 - £40,000 are available for arts organisations with projects promoting creativity in the lives of people with mental health problems from ethnically diverse backgrounds.  Projects should take place over one year or more.  The deadline for applications is midday on Weds 21st April.  For more information, please click the button below. 


Weaver's Company Benevolent Fund

Grants of up to £15,000 (per year) are available for organisations working with one of the following:

  • Young offenders.

  • Prisoners and Ex-prisoners.

  • Young, disadvantaged people, especially those at risk of criminal involvement.

Priority will be shown to smaller organisations offering direct services.  The deadline for applications is Fri 30th April.  For more information, please click the button below. 


Thomas Wall Trust

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for registered charities for projects, or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and other skills for learning that can improve employment prospects.  The deadline for Expressions of Interest is Fri 30th April. For more information, please click the button below. 


7stars Foundation

Grants of up to £2,500 for project supporting young people (under 16 years) who are; challenged by abuse and addiction, young carers, or experiencing homelessness. The deadline for applications is Fri 30th April.  For more information, please click the button below. 


AHF Transforming Places Through Heritage Programme

Grants are available for projects that create new or alternative uses for redundant and disused buildings in town centres.  Buildings will be in, or transferring to, community ownership, or that of a charity or social enterprise.  Funding is available as follows:

  • Crowdfunding Challenge Grants - up to £25,000, to match fund crowdfunding campaigns. 

  • Project Viability Grants - up to £15,000, for early viability and feasibility work.

  • Project Development Grants - up to £100,000, for capital project development costs.

  • Community Shares Booster Grants - development grants up to £10,000 and equity investments up to £50,000 for Community Benefit Societies and Cooperatives.

Applications of up to £15,000 can be made at any time.  The deadline for applications over £15,000 is Fri 30th April.  For more information please click the button below.


Ørsted East Coast Skills Fund (Specific areas)

Grants of over £10,000 are available to experienced organisations who can develop and deliver Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related training or education courses.  Applicants will either:

  • Support, enhance and expand existing projects / networks already set up and delivering local benefits on STEM related activities.

  • Create and develop new and innovative initiatives across one or more age ranges from early years, primary, secondary, further, or higher education.

The deadline for applications is Fri 30th April.  For more information, please click the button below. 


Eranda Rothschild Foundation

Grants are available for registered charities addressing one of the following:

  • Medical research - funding for original research and the continuation of existing research. (Welfare is also considered under the medical theme and here the priority is to support work well known to the Trustees.)

  • Education - funding for universities and other charities to support young professionals in fields including medicine, science and business. Disadvantaged young people and apprenticeships are supported.

  • Arts - funding to support the education and outreach work of arts charities and prioritise work which is well known to the Foundation.

There are not set grant amounts, but it is expected that the funding will make a significant contribution.  The deadline for applications is Fri 30th April.  For more information, please click the button below. 


Feminist Review Trust

Grants of up to £15,000 are available for projects working to transform the lives of women.  The trust will fund:

  • Hard to fund projects which typically have no other obvious sources of funding.

  • Pump priming activities that help to start an activity in the hope that it will then be able to attract sufficient funding to continue.

  • Interventionist projects that support feminist values.

  • Training and development projects which provide training in relevant areas.

  • One-off events.

  • The production and distribution of relevant material.

  • Core funding.

The deadline for applications is Fri 30th April. For more information, please click the button below. 


Tenders

Police and Crime Commissioner Norfolk – Pathway Out Project Fund

Short Deadline: 6th April
Funding of up to £95,000 (over two years) is available for an organisation to provide a support service in Greater Norwich for men and women who have or may come into contact with the criminal justice system into employment.  The funding will support a delivery partner who can work dynamically as part of the multi-agency programme.  For more information, please click the button below. 


Norfolk County Council have the following open tenders:

For more information about these, please use the button below to register on to the Council's Tender Notice portal.

 

Information Advice and Advocacy Service

Please note that at this stage we are only seeking expression of interest and, as such, no documentation is available.
Good Information and advice is core to supporting people to remain as independent as possible which in turn helps people lead healthier and more independent lives. In Norfolk we commission a range of advice services that support a range of services delivered by third sector organisations through a partnership approach. The information, advice and advocacy contracts are approaching the final 12 months of their term and the Council are currently working with relevant stakeholders to scope the requirements for a new model of service delivery. Any future requirement may be split into separate lots based around specific service provision.

 

Application for Adult Residential and Nursing Care Framework

This is an application process for appointment to the Norfolk County Council Open Framework agreement for adult residential and nursing care homes. By signing up to the framework, providers are confirming that they want to work with Norfolk County Council on the terms stated in the agreement.  The Framework Agreement will last for five years with an option to extend by a further five years.   
    

Assessment, Therapy and Family Support Framework

Norfolk County Council Children's Services wish to re-open the framework for the provision of assessment, therapy, and family support services.  Key services/provision areas in scope are detailed in the service specification, but we would expect providers to be adaptable and flexible to develop services/provisions as required. This is the 5th round of applications and the framework will remain open for new applications.     

 

Framework Agreement for Tutors to Children and Young People

Norfolk County Council wishes to procure an open framework with a range of providers delivering face to face and on-line tutorial services. The framework will be for 5 years, with the option to extend for up to a further 5 years, subject to agreement of Norfolk County Council with the service providers.     
 
         

Public Health Primary Care Contract

Applications are invited to deliver primary care services (formerly called local enhanced services), which have been divided into the following lots:              

  • Lot 1A – NHS Healthcheck Programme: the identification and invitation of the eligible population.             

  • Lot 1B – NHS Healthcheck Programme: delivery of the NHS Health Check (including Standard Operating Procedures).         

  • Lot 1C – NHS Healthcheck Programme: Community Records Update.             

  • Lot 2A – National Chlamydia Screening Programme, Emergency Hormone Contraception (EHC) and Pregnancy Testing.             

  • Lot 2B – Fitting and management of contraceptive implants and intrauterine devices (IUD) / Intrauterine Systems (IUS).             

  • Lot 3A – Stop Smoking service provision.             

  • Lot 3B – Supply of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).                

Providers can apply for one or any combination of Lots.  

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