Norwich Charitable Trusts

Our Grants for Organisations

Available Grants

Please note that Norwich Charitable Trusts’ does not exist as a charity, it is simply our group name. You cannot therefore apply to Norwich Charitable Trusts for a grant and must instead apply to Anguish’s Educational Foundation, Norwich Consolidated Charities or The Norwich Freemen’s Charity (also known as the Norwich Town Close Estate Charity).

We are open to applications which focus on charities ‘preferred areas of impact’ and have set grant round meeting dates and ‘windows of application’ for each of the charities, which are listed below.

In addition to applications for direct work with beneficiaries, under certain circumstances we will also consider applications to support the running costs of organisations where these are not available by way of Government or other support and where these are essential to continue the provision of services to beneficiaries.

If you wish to apply for a grant, please read the information on this page and then contact David Hynes, CEO of Norwich Charitable Trusts by e-mail: david.hynes@norwichct.org.uk.

David will set up a Zoom or face-to-face conversation with you to discuss your potential application.  At the end of this conversation, you may be invited to make an application via the Flexigrant Application portal. Please note that being invited to apply is not a guarantee that you will receive a grant; your application will go to the relevant grants committee and will be considered alongside other applications. Please also note that if you apply without being invited to, your application will be deleted and not taken forward to a grants meeting.

**** Please note that David will need to meet with organisations wishing to apply,  please ensure meetings are requested well before the deadline *****

Anguish's Educational Foundation

***Please note:  We are in the process of reviewing Anguish’s Educational Foundation’s strategy for grant-making to organisations and will hopefully be announcing the results of this on this website in early June (2024).  Whilst we undertake this review we will not be accepting applications from organisations.  Our grant-making to individuals will continue as normal.***

Area of benefit

The City of Norwich and the parishes of:

  • Costessey
  • Hellesdon
  • Catton
  • Sprowston
  • Thorpe St. Andrew
  • Corpusty

Overall aim

The education* of persons under the age of 25 who are in need of financial assistance. *NB – we interpret the word ‘education’ appropriately broadly.

Preferred Areas of Impact

Access and ThriveProjects which increase the ability of young people who live in our Area of Benefit and are in need of financial assistance – to access and make the most of education.

International Links – Projects which promote, encourage, enable, create, support, provide or maintain links, friendships, discussions, debates and/or other forms of joint activities or meaningful contact between young people who live in our Area of Benefit and are in need of financial assistance – and young people from other parts of the world.

Arts and Culture – Projects which promote, encourage, enable, create, support, provide or maintain access to or participation in the arts and/or in cultural events/activities for young people who live in our Area of Benefit and are in need of financial assistance.

Science and Technology – Projects which promote, encourage, enable, create, support, provide or maintain access to or participation in the fields of science and technology for young people who live in our Area of Benefit and are in need of financial assistance.

Additional Challenges – Projects which promote, encourage, enable, create, support, provide or maintain access to and benefit from education for young people who live in our Area of Benefit, are in need of financial assistance and are facing additional challenges in life. *NB – your project can fit with this ‘Preferred Area of Impact’ alone or can fit with this plus one or more of the others listed above.

Grant Meeting Dates Window of Application Opens Window of Application Closes Funding ‘Pot’ available for the meeting
(No details at present)

 

Norwich Consolidated Charities

Area of benefit

The City of Norwich

Overall aim

The provision of housing accommodation for, and the relief of, persons who are in financial need, hardship or distress, or who are in financial need and sick, convalescent, disabled or infirm by relieving their suffering or assisting their recovery.

Preferred Areas of Impact

Roofs and Support – Projects which make a significant contribution to the provision of housing accommodation for people who are in financial need and resident in the city of Norwich. This includes projects relating to the accommodation itself and projects providing support to those in need of, or living in, such accommodation.

Money – Projects which make a significant contribution to the quality of life of people who are in financial need, financial hardship or financial distress and are resident in the city of Norwich. This includes projects directly addressing financial issues and projects providing respite from financial issues.

Health – Projects which make a significant contribution to relieving the suffering or assisting the recovery of people who are in financial need, resident in the city of Norwich and are sick or convalescent. This does not include projects relating to the provision of private health care.

Discrimination, Exclusion and ‘Difference’ – Projects which make a significant difference to improving the quality of life of people who are in financial need, resident in the city of Norwich and experiencing lack of equality of opportunity and /or discrimination as a result of being disabled or Deaf, or of identifying/being seen as identifying as being ‘different’ from the majority.

Grant Meeting Dates Window of Application Opens Window of Application Closes Funding ‘Pot’ available for the meeting
Monday 29th July 2024 9am Wed 15th May 2024 9am Thu 11th July 2024 £112,619

 

Monday 14th October 2024 9am Wed 31st Jul 2024 9am Thu 26th Sep 2024 £112,619

 

 

Norwich Freemen's Charity

***New process:  We have reviewed Norwich Freemen’s Charity’s strategy for grant-making to organisations applications.***  (Please see the details below.)

Area of benefit

The beneficiaries of the project you are applying for must live within a 20-mile radius of the City of Norwich Guildhall.

Priority funding areas

Organisations applying ‘must‘ demonstrate an ‘educational benefit‘ of the project which they are applying for funding for (with the term ‘education’ being interpreted reasonably flexibly) or that the project concerns the provision of facilities for recreation  and other leisure time occupation, or that it makes a significant contribution to the cultural life and general benefit of the inhabitants of our ‘Area of benefit’

***New process:

As a result of receiving an overwhelming number of applications (41) from organisations at our April 2024 Norwich Freemen’s Charity grants meeting, we have taken the decision to restrict the total number of applications which we will accept for each of our future grants meetings to 25.  We have made this change because, when we receive so many applications for one meeting, we have to say ‘no grant’ to a large proportion of them.  With 25 applications to each meeting, whilst there is no guarantee of receiving a grant, the ratio of successful applications to unsuccessful ones will be more acceptable and appropriate.

We will maintain our policy of insisting that every prospective organisational applicant has a meeting (ideally face-to-face, but, failing that, by Zoom) with us prior to being given the go-ahead to apply.

The procedure for any organisation wishing to apply for a grant from Norwich Freemen’s Charity will therefore now be as follows:

  • You must first request a pre-application meeting.  We will limit the number of our pre-application meetings to 25 in respect of each grants meeting.
  • In the chart below you will find the relevant date and time after which you can request a pre-application meeting in respect of each of our grants meetings and the specific email address to which you need to send your request.
  • We will allocate our pre-application meeting slots on a first come, first served basis.  i.e. the first 25 meeting-request emails that we receive after the specified time, will be offered the meetings.  Any requests received before the specified time and date will not be allocated a meeting, nor will requests sent to any email address other than the one specified in the table below.
Grant Meeting Dates

for 2024

Date and time after which you can apply for one of our 25 pre-application meeting slots.

N.B – in order to apply for such a meeting, you must send your email requesting a pre-application meeting to the following e-mail address:

nfc.applications@norwichct.org.uk

E-mail requests for pre-application meetings which are sent to other addresses will not be considered.

Window of application opens (for those organisations who, following a pre-application meeting have been invited to apply)  Window of application closes. Funding ‘Pot’ available for the meeting

 

Tue 16th July 09:30 Wed 1st May

***No further meeting requests now being accepted for the July meeting***

09:00 Thu 2nd May

 

09:00 Fri 28th June £139,209
Tue 24th Sept 09:30  Wed 17th July 09:00 Fri 26th July 09:00 Thu 5th Sept TBC
Tue 10th Dec 09:30  Wed 25th Sept 09:00 Fri 4th Oct 09:00 Thu 21st Nov TBC