New grant open for applications

Voluntary organisations supporting people struggling with the cost of living in Norfolk can apply for a grant from Norfolk’s Household Support Fund.


2.15m of funding, from a combination of UK Government and Norfolk County Council sources, is on offer to Voluntary, Charity and Social Enterprises.

For example, £800,000 is available to organisations which are already supporting people in Norfolk, to help meet their emerging needs, such as help with the cost of food and energy.

An applicant organisation can receive up to £20,000 to distribute to individuals in grants of up to £100 to help meet these costs. Applications for this funding, via the Norfolk Household Support Fund, are open until 30 September. Applications can be made online here.

Cllr Andrew Jamieson, Norfolk County Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance, said, “I am very pleased that the Government agreed to continue the Household Support Fund, if only for six months: we lobbied hard for its extension.

“While inflation has come down from its peak, it’s vital that we all remember how many people are still struggling financially. These funds will help people who are in hardship and allow community groups who know their areas best to provide the right kind of support swiftly and compassionately.”

The scheme is administered on behalf the county council by the Norfolk Community Foundation. Any voluntary, community or social enterprise which works to support Norfolk residents can now apply to either fund online.

The funding comes from Norfolk’s £7.135m Household Support Fund for April to September 2024, comprising £6.7m allocated by central government topped up with a further £435,000 from Norfolk County Council.

Between 2021 and September this year, £43.485m will have been allocated to the Household Support Fund in Norfolk, comprising £40.2m from central government and £3.285m funded by Norfolk County Council.

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