Community groups that support young children and their parents in Norfolk, can now apply to a new community fund.
The Norfolk early childhood community fund scheme aims to:
It will fund the start-up of new activities and groups or to increase the capacity of an existing parent and toddler group (e.g to run extra sessions or days to allow more families to attend)
It won’t fund standalone requests for resources or equipment for existing groups that are not increasing their capacity to allow more families to attend (We may be able to signpost existing groups to other sources of funding for this purpose.)
For more information check out our 0-5’s Community Fund Guidance for Parent and Toddler Groups
We have also developed our “How to guide - Setting up and running a parent and toddler group” which you may find helpful.
There is a two stage application process.
This form will give you the opportunity to share your initial ideas and plans. We will use the basis of this form to allocate a development worker who will discuss your ideas with you and can offer additional ideas, advice and guidance. Completed expression of interest forms should be sent to email@example.com.
The team will contact you with feedback on your proposal and can offer support to you if more information is needed prior to submitting a complete application.
From this, if appropriate, you will be encouraged to complete a full application form to be considered by the monthly panel.
Step 2: Full application
Once you have received feedback on your expression of interest, we will notify you that you can complete the full application and return by the submission deadline provided to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about making an application, or need to receive these forms in other formats email us email@example.com.
Grants will be allocated on a rolling basis from 27 November 2019 via a countywide grants panel which will regularly award grants.
Grants will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
A grants' panel will decide which applications will be granted funding. The panel is made up of parents and local partners, including us (Norfolk County Council), district councils and Action for Children.
|Application deadline||Grants panel|
|5 December 2019||19 December 2019|
|2 January 2020||16 January 2020|
|5 February 2020||19 February 2020|
|8 April 2020||22 April 2020|