Norwich Charitable Trusts

Grants for Individuals

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Available Grants

We have three independent grant-making charities under our Norwich Charitable Trusts umbrella. These are Anguish’s Educational Foundation, Norwich Consolidated Charities and the Norwich Freemen’s Charity. Each of these has a different geographical area of benefit and a different grant-making focus. Currently all applications must be made through one of our Grants Officers. You will find details of how to contact them below.

Anguish's Educational Foundation

What we do

Anguish’s Educational Foundation considers grants to individuals as a contribution towards the cost of:

  • School uniform
  • Residential school trips for approved educational purpose
  • Fees for further education and vocational training including necessary equipment
  • University maintenance
  • Further Education courses which run for at least 2 terms
  • Specialist glasses (e.g. if your child has diagnosed dyslexia) not available through the NHS

Who is eligible?

You are eligible to apply for a grant from Anguish’s Educational Foundation if:

  • At the time you apply, you have been a resident for 2 years or more (unless there are exceptional circumstances) in the City of Norwich or in the parishes of Costessey, Hellesdon, Catton, Sprowston, Thorpe or Corpusty
  • The student is under 25 years old
  • You are on a low income, whether working and/or receiving benefits

How to apply

If you meet these criteria, please contact the grants team to request an application form by:

Email:info@norwichcharitabletrusts.org.uk

or

Telephone: 01603 621023 and leave a message

Please ensure we have you name, address and telephone number and specify the type of grant you would like to apply for.  We will send the relevant application form to you to fill out and return to us via email or by post.

You will also be asked to provide evidence of your household income to support your application. If you have a partner that lives with you full time, you will also need to provide evidence of their income.

Our address is:

Anguish’s Educational Foundation
1 Woolgate Court
St Benedicts Street
Norwich
NR2 4AP

 

Norwich Consolidated Charities

What we do

Norwich Consolidated Charities considers grants to individuals with children for essential household items such as cookers, beds, washing machines and flooring. We are unable to help with regular household bills.  We welcome enquiries from people with children who have identified ways that they could escape poverty but need some financial support to achieve their goals.

We can also help with Bankruptcy or Debt Relief Order (DROs) fees if you are referred by one of our trusted partner organisations (please ask your debt advisor).

Who is eligible?

You are eligible to apply for a grant from Norwich Consolidated Charities if:

You pay council tax to/receive council tax benefit from Norwich City Council
You have lived in Norwich for two or more years (unless exceptional circumstances apply)
You are on a low income, whether working and/or receiving benefits, and
You are not able to get help from the Norfolk Assistance Scheme. https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/care-support-and-health/support-for-living-independently/money-and-benefits/norfolk-assistance-scheme

How to apply

If you meet these criteria, please contact the grants team to request an application form by:

e mail: info@norwichcharitabletrusts.org.uk, or

telephone:01603 621023 and leave a message

Please ensure we have you name, address and telephone number and specify the type of grant you would like to apply for.  We will send the relevant application form to you to fill out and return to us via email or by post.

You will also be asked to provide evidence of your household income to support your application, together with evidence that you have been unable to get support from the Norfolk Assistance Scheme. If you have a partner that lives with you, you will also need to provide evidence of their income.

Our address is:

Norwich Consolidated Charities
1 Woolgate Court
St Benedict’s Street
Norwich
NR2 4AP

 

Norwich Freemen's Charity

What we do

Norwich Freemen’s Charity considers financial support for freemen, their children, and widows/widowers. Provision includes:

  • Relief in Need grants for household items, repairs and such like;
  • Educational Grants
  • Pensions

Who is eligible?

You may be eligible to apply for a grant from Norwich Freemen’s Charity as an individual if:

  • You are a Freeman of the City of Norwich, or
  • You are the son or daughter of a Freeman of the City of Norwich, or
  • You are the widow or widower (by marriage or civil partnership) of a Freeman of the City of Norwich
  • And you are on a low income

How to apply

If you meet these criteria, please contact the grants team to request an application form by:

Email: info@norwichcharitabletrusts.org.uk

or

Telephone: 01603 621023 and leave a message

Please ensure we have you name, address and telephone number and specify the type of grant you would like to apply for.  We will send the relevant application form to fill out and return to us via email or by post.

You will also be asked to provide evidence of your household income to support your application. If you have a partner that lives with you full time, you will also need to provide evidence of their income.

Our address is:

Norwich Freemen’s Charity
1 Woolgate Court
St Benedicts Street
Norwich
NR2 4AP