Funding and Grants

Funding and Grants

Momentum (Norfolk) Small Grants Scheme
Thank you for your interest in our small grants programme.  We are currently unable to open our programme for 2016/17 as we are awaiting the outcome of budget decisions from Norfolk County Council.  If we are successful in maintaining the grants programme we will be introducing some changes to the paper work, the amount you can apply for and how we administer the programme.   We are hopeful that we will be able to open the grants programme for 2016/17 in May. 

In the meantime please have a look at how the funds were distributed last year. 

Quarter 1: April - June 2015
Quarter 2: July - September 2015
Quarter 3: October - December 2015
Quarter 4: January - March 2016


Ambition Giving
A brand new scheme that has been set up in celebration of our 90th anniversary. Ambition Giving will offer grants of up to £2,000 throughout the year to groups or individuals to help deliver activities to young people in their community. Ambition Giving will support a wide variety of projects and is open to applications from young people, youth clubs, charities, community groups, resident associations and voluntary organisations. Every application must be supported by a member of Ambition. (Must be a Momentum (Norfolk) Member) 

Helen Marshall, Chief Executive of Ambition, said: "We're proud to have been meeting the needs of young people across the UK since 1925. I'm delighted to launch Ambition giving to distribute this much needed funding to local communities and in doing so benefit thousands of young lives.'' 

Ambition has three overarching outcomes for all of its programmes;
improved educational attainment, improved health and increased employability for the future. Any project funded must address one of these outcomes. It should also focus on at least one of the following five themes: 
* Health - supporting young people to be happy and healthy in mind and body
* Employability & Enterprise - supporting young people to develop skills and access training that will help them to confidently enter education or employment
* Social Action - ensuring young people are adding value to their local community
* Leadership - supporting young people to develop leadership skills through practical projects that benefit their peers
* Media & Creative Arts - enabling young people to express themselves creatively and develop their media skills

To download an application pack click here & for our FAQ's please click here


Variety, the Children's Charity Youth Club Grant (Momentum Members only)
Variety, the Children's Charity is able to offer grants to youth groups and clubs for equipment. Currently the average grant is between £250 and £600. 

What we will consider funding:
* Mainly application for items of equipment; however on occasion applications for improvement of youth club premises, equipment and facilities will also be considered.
* Applications which benefit young people from 8 - 18yrs old.
* Applications which have sustainability beyond 1 year.
* Applications which demonstrate involvement from young people in raising funds. 

What we will not fund:
* Applications for revenue costs, i.e. running costs such as administrative/salaries, hire costs, travel etc.
* Applications which mainly benefit youth workers such as office equipment etc.
* Applications from organisations that are not affiliated Youth Clubs

Variety Grants are for Momentum (Norfolk) Members as organisations need to be affiliated to either Ambition or UK Youth, which our members are. Application forms need to be sent into Momentum one month before the panel date. As your Community Support Worker will need to write a supporting statement for your application. 

Groups that are successful in their grant applications to the Variety Club will need to complete the impact report for the Variety Club found here: Youth Clubs Impact Report

Application Guidance & Application Form


Norfolk Community Foundation Grants

Norfolk Community Foundation is part of a worldwide charitable network of community foundations. We aim to build a stronger community in Norfolk by making it easier to give to address the real needs that exist in our communities. In 2013 we managed over 100 donor directed funds which we administered on behalf of organisations and individuals and we distributed over £4.3 million to 500 charities and community groups - helping to make Norfolk a better place for everyone.

Norfolk Community Foundation holds long term invested funds set up by our donors that will help the community for years to come. You can nominate NCF to receive a legacy that will be held in your name forever. We are committed to giving our donors the best possible service and funding projects that will really make a difference.

For more information or to apply for a grant please click here


Norfolk Community Foundation Training Voucher Scheme

Small charitable voluntary organisations in Norfolk with an average annual income of less than £30,000 (taken as an average over three years) can apply for a training voucher to help them access a range of training and development support. The scheme focuses on key areas which will help to build capacity in small voluntary and community organisations, and ensure good practice. 

What can the scheme support
It is expected that this scheme will benefit small, voluntary and community organisations which have already formalised themselves, and would benefit from training and/or support in preparation for seeking funding. The scheme is also able to benefit groups that have an identified training/ support need to aid their sustainability or growth. 

What cannot be supported by the scheme
Social Enterprises/ CICs and Parish Councils are not eligible for this scheme. 

The voucher scheme does not provide general development support to groups, or help groups to start up.  

Vouchers will not be issued to provide direct support with funding applications or fundraising

For more information please click here

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