Applications for the fund are now closed.
Throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, groups across Norfolk have supported their communities in a variety of ways, from food and deliveries to tackling loneliness through befriending schemes.
The Social Infrastructure Fund is Norfolk County Council's capital grants scheme for voluntary and non-profit making groups. Set up in 2020, grants of up to £250,000 are available for groups who are involved in community projects and initiatives that benefit the residents of Norfolk. Groups can use the funding to make improvements to their existing facilities, or to fund new initiatives and projects.
This grant is part of our commitment to voluntary and community organisations. It helps strengthen local communities by providing support for local buildings and facilities.
£1m of funding is available this year – with £250,000 set aside for smaller projects of between £5,000 and £50,000, and the other £750,000 for larger projects between £50,000 and £250,000.
The grant is for capital projects that support the Council’s plan Together, for Norfolk, and that help the county recover from the coronavirus pandemic. For example, the money could be used to:
- Create a better outdoor space for COVID-safe activities
- Enhance a community centre or village hall by adding the latest digital technologies to creatively open up activities to a wider range of people
- Improve a building to make it more accessible or a more attractive place for clubs to meet.
The closing date for applications was midnight on 10 September 2021.