Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available for West Norfolk buildings or equipment which improve community sites, facilities and support.
It is funded by Government money available and available to the rural areas of borough providing that the local community can find 25 per cent of the total cost.
Alistair Beales, the borough councillor responsible for business, said: “This funding provides an opportunity to strengthen our rural communities and we are looking forward to hearing project ideas from community groups that will improve and enhance our local offer.”
Examples of fundable projects include community-led environmental projects (such as opening a repair and repurpose hub), green community energy schemes, and upgrading of community spaces to provide enhanced community use, e.g. accessibility improvements.
Projects must be deliverable between May 2024 and the end of March 2025.
Community groups must be from the rural areas of west Norfolk and eligible applicants include charities, faith organisations, parish/town councils, social enterprises/CICs, and voluntary/community groups. The Norfolk Community Foundation website has more details of eligible areas and groups.
Interested parties can find out more on the West Norfolk Rural Community Capital Grants page where you will also be able to download and submit an outline proposal form.