Norfolk County Council’s Social Infrastructure Fund now open
The latest round of the Social Infrastructure Fund launched this week. The fund provides capital funding for voluntary and non-profit making groups and organisations to support community initiatives that benefit Norfolk residents.
This year £775k is being made available to community organisations to bid for, and £225k has already been committed to continue the successful partnership with Norfolk Community Foundation in expanding their Nourishing Norfolk food hubs across the county.
The Fund is looking for projects that support the Council’s Better Together, for Norfolk, strategy and that help the county with the challenges it currently faces, such as increased living costs.
Last year the fund helped 25 different projects across the county. These included small but essential community projects, such as getting running water and a toilet for the Reading Room in Quidenham, as well as major infrastructure projects, such as supporting Centre 81 in Great Yarmouth with their ambitious plans to convert their new premises into a thriving skills and activities centre.
Groups and organisations can submit expressions of interest from 25 July 2022.
The closing date for expressions of interest is 5pm on 19 September 2022.
In late October, successful projects will be invited to make a full application, which they will need to submit by 12 December 2022.
Find out more here.