The Social Infrastructure Fund is Norfolk County Council’s capital grants scheme for voluntary and non-profit making groups.

Last year £1m of funding was awarded to 25 projects to help people in their local communities.

The grant is for capital 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. For example, the money could be used to:

  • Enhance a community centre or village hall by adding the latest digital technologies to creatively open up activities to a wider range of people
  • Make improvements to the kitchens in your community centre so that you can provide more meals for people in need over the winter
  • Build a Changing Places toilet to enable everyone to access your services
  • Improve a building to make it more accessible or a more attractive place for clubs to meet

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 5pm on 12 December 2022

If you’re involved with a community, voluntary or non-profit making group, and have a project which needs funding for capital costs – so that’s new buildings, repairing or improving existing facilities, buying equipment or even furniture, then why not see if this year’s fund can help?

Further information here

(Source: NCC)