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Lord Baker Community Fund

The Lord Baker Community Fund is managed by Norfolk Community Foundation and aims to make it as easy as possible for community and voluntary groups in Norfolk to apply for funding. We seek to support genuinely good ideas that will make a real difference to the lives of local people, and most Funds will consider a range of project/ activity costs. Applications are only open to groups based in or clearly benefiting Norfolk.

The Grants Team provides independent assessment of all applications received, and funding decisions are made by a panel formed by Lord Baker and representatives of the Norfolk Community Foundation.

Typically grants are available for 12 months from the payment of the grant. Grants will not be awarded in retrospect so please do not commit to any expenditure until you have received a grant offer letter.

The aim of the Lord Baker Community Fund is to:

  • Promote health and wellbeing
  • Tackle disadvantage
  • Support local solutions to meet local needs
  • Promote community cohesion
  • Develop sustainable and supportive communities

The Norfolk Community Foundation will also create a Community Grants programme on behalf of the Lord Baker Community Fund which will be advertised and local community groups will be invited to apply for grants up to £1,000.

The Fund will grow through fundraising activities and will deliver grant-making and charity support for beneficiaries that, in addition to the Community Fund will support:

  • East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH)
  • Star Throwers Cancer Care & Support
  • Chapel Road School for Severely Disabled Children, and
  • Norfolk Community Foundation.

About the charities supported

  • Norfolk Community Foundation encourages charitable giving and connects donors with communities across Norfolk. An independent registered charity, it ispart of a national movement of community foundations that manages funds for its donors, provides grants to small charities and voluntary groups and contributes to achieving social change in the local area. It’s aim is to build a stronger community in Norfolk by making it easier to give to address the real needs that exist in our communities.
  • Star Throwers is a cancer support charity in Norfolk dedicated to caring for people affected by cancer. It has a team of experienced and compassionate doctors, nurses, complementary therapists, counsellors and kindhearted volunteers who guide, support and care for cancer patients and their carers at any stage of their journey.
  • East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH) support children, young people and their families with the challenges that having a life-threatening condition can often bring. Services may be provided in the family home, the community or the hospice.
  • Chapel Road School is a supportive, challenging and happy learning environment. ALL individuals are respected and encouraged to reach their full potential, enabling them as equal citizens to participate in and contribute to the local community.

When to apply

The application process will begin in Summer 2015 – deadlines will be published here when the Fund is open.

How to apply

Details on how to apply will be made available when the Fund is open.

For Fund enquiries please contact us by email at or telephone 01603 623958.

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