Community Funding

Breckland Council has several funding opportunities for local communities, each with its own criteria and eligibility. 

Inspiring Communities Fund 2021/2022 - Currently Suspended 

£5000 match funding grants are available for community projects that align to the Council's corporate plan. 

For more details or to apply online, visit Norfolk Community Foundation

For enquiries, please contact the Grants team: or Tel: 01603 623958

National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund have launched round 2 of the Local Connections Fund for small ( income less than £50,00) constituted local charities and community groups working to tackle loneliness.  Grant size £300-£2,500

Awards for All is a quick way to apply for awards between £300-£10,000 supporting changing and adapting to become more resilient to respond to new and future challenges and also to continue to deliver activity. 

Reaching Communities and Partnership funding offers multi year awards over £10,000 funding organisations that work with their community to help them thrive.   

Find out more: National Lottery Community Fund

Further details of the grants can be found on the website link above or the advice team can be contacted on

To discuss an application to the Reaching Communities or Partnerships the local Funding Officer can be contacted on 

Our Breckland Lottery

A weekly online lottery to support local Good Causes in Breckland, who provide activities or services for residents.  

The initiative is free to join and all eligible organisations receive 50% of every ticket sold. Find out if your group is eligiblehere.

To sign up or to buy tickets in support of a Good Cause, visitOur Breckland Lottery

Please send enquiries to:

Section 106 

Under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended, contributions are sought from developers towards open space, recreation and outdoor play provision, as a result of  new developments. The terms of each agreement vary according to the timescale and locality outlined in each individual agreement. 

Your town or parish may have access to funds, which can be used to benefit the community's outdoor offer.  Find out if funds are available in your area: 

Apply forSection 106 Project Funding

Market Town Initiative 

MTI partnership funding is available to organisations with projects that focus on "Supporting market towns in the district to be attractive to new businesses and visitors to the area whilst meeting the needs of rural communities and businesses."

Check your project aligns with the MTI funding priorities and find more details. 

Norfolk Community Foundation 

Find local funding support fromNorfolk Community Foundation

For enquiries, please contact the Grants team: or Tel: 01603 623958

Last updated: 30/07/2021 16:52:03