Aylsham

£20,000 UP FOR GRABS FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS

Just Regional
Feb 18, 2013 2 mins read

Bids close Friday 22nd March

Community and voluntary groups in the north of Norfolk are being invited to bid for a share of a £20,000 cash pot, in the latest round of grants to be made by the Victory Housing Community Fund.

The Fund, which has so far given away £200,000 to over 70 organisations since it was set up in 2008, aims to provide support for groups working in local communities in the area.

 

Bidding in the latest round of grants is open to any community organisation in the north of Norfolk.  Charities, voluntary groups and community organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000 which can be used for a wide range of uses, such as capital costs, venue hire, equipment, start-up expenses and training, for example.

 

The money will be allocated by a panel made up of Victory Housing Trust residents, as well as staff from Norfolk Community Foundation, which administers the Fund on behalf of Victory, in April.

 

“In the first four years of the Fund we have given over £200,000 to help communities in the north of Norfolk,” said Victory Housing Trust chief executive John Archibald.  “When we published the Victory Charter, we made a commitment to continuing to top up the Fund and carry on making grants, and this latest round is that promise once again turning into action.

 

“We very much hope that potential recipients will come forward and apply – the process is quite straightforward and user-friendly, and is designed for organisations operating at community level.”

 

Applications for grants can be made by any organisation or group established for charitable purposes, provided there is a formal structure which allows for monitoring of activity and feedback – official charitable status is not necessary.  The Fund is looking for applications from voluntary and community groups in the north of Norfolk whose primary aim is to improve the quality of people’s lives.

 

Full details of how to apply for grants from the Victory Housing Community Fund can be found at http://www.norfolkfoundation.com/how-to-apply-for-a-grant.htm.  The closing date for receiving grant applications is Friday 22nd March.

 

Projects funded by the last round of grants, which were made in October, included a village play area, stage equipment for an amateur operatic society, a community transport scheme and a new club for young people in Fakenham.

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