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 makes grants to individuals as a contribution towards the cost of:

  • School clothing and footwear
    • Please note that we no longer award grants for school uniform in the form of vouchers to all of our applicants. As of 1st January 2021, our charity awards uniform grants via BACS payments (i.e. our grant will be paid directly in to your bank account) to the majority of our beneficiaries.
    • If you require help with school uniform for the academic year starting September 2021 we will be accepting applications from 5th April 2021.
  • 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

During the Covid-19 pandemic we may be able to help with the costs of equipment for home learning such as laptops/tablets in exceptional circumstances. Please email our office to make an enquiry.

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 in the City of Norwich or in the parishes of Costessey, Hellesdon, Catton, Sprowston, Thorpe or Corpusty
  • The student is under 25 years old
  • Your gross weekly household income is at or below £600 per week (this excludes some disability benefits and Student Loan Repayments).

How to apply

If you feel that you meet the eligibility criteria, then you can get in touch with a member of the grants team to request an application form by emailing: information@norwichcharitabletrusts.org.uk

Please specify the type of grant you would like to apply for and you will be sent the relevant application form to fill out and return to us via email or by post. The address is as follows:

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

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.

Please note that as our grants team are working from home it is essential that the following steps are taken to make sure your application can be processed:

  • Please follow the check list carefully and return all items as requested. This may include the application form, privacy form and supporting documents.
  • Please ensure papers are clean, in the correct order and where possible, folded only once as this will prevent administration delays. Applications that are heavily soiled or damaged will not be processed.
  • Please ensure the correct postage has been paid. Large envelopes will require large value stamps which can be obtained from the post office who will be able to help if you are unsure.

Norwich Consolidated Charities

What we do

Norwich Consolidated Charities makes grants to individuals for:

  • Basic household goods
  • Beds and bedding
  • Cookers
  • Fridge/Freezers
  • Wardrobes
  • Carpets
  • Bankruptcy or Debt Relief Order (DROs) fees where you have been advised to make an application by a trusted organisation

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
  • You have children living with you full time
  • You have a total household income of under £600 per week

How to apply

If you feel that you meet the eligibility criteria, then you can get in touch with a member of the grants team to request an application form by emailing: information@norwichcharitabletrusts.org.uk

Please specify the type of grant you would like to apply for and you will be sent the relevant application form to fill out and return to us via email or by post. The address is as follows:

Norwich Consolidated Charities
1 Woolgate Court, St Benedicts Street
Norwich, NR2 4AP

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.

Please note that as our grants team are working from home it is essential that the following steps are taken to make sure your application can be processed:

  • Please follow the check list carefully and return all items as requested. This may include the application form, privacy form and supporting documents.
  • Please ensure papers are clean, in the correct order and where possible, folded only once as this will prevent administration delays. Applications that are heavily soiled or damaged will not be processed.
  • Please ensure the correct postage has been paid. Large envelopes will require large value stamps which can be obtained from the post office who will be able to help if you are unsure.

Norwich Freemen's Charity

What we do

Norwich Freemen’s Charity makes grants to individuals who meet the eligibility criteria below.

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
  • You are the son or daughter of a Freeman of the City of Norwich
  • You are the widow or widower (by marriage or civil partnership) of a Freeman of the City of Norwich
  • You meet certain financial criteria

How to apply

If you feel that you meet the eligibility criteria, then you can get in touch with a member of the grants team to request an application form by emailing: information@norwichcharitabletrusts.org.uk

Please specify the type of grant you would like to apply for and you will be sent the relevant application form to fill out and return to us via email or by post. The address is as follows:

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

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.

Please note that as our grants team are working from home it is essential that the following steps are taken to make sure your application can be processed:

  • Please follow the check list carefully and return all items as requested. This may include the application form, privacy form and supporting documents.
  • Please ensure papers are clean, in the correct order and where possible, folded only once as this will prevent administration delays. Applications that are heavily soiled or damaged will not be processed.
  • Please ensure the correct postage has been paid. Large envelopes will require large value stamps which can be obtained from the post office who will be able to help if you are unsure.