Community funding

Inspiring Communities Match Funding

This fund is currently closed.

Our match-funding grant scheme awards a maximum of 50% of total project costs, up to £5,000. 

Find out what Breckland Council has funded in your community on ourFunding Map

Spark Fund

A discretionary grant scheme available to eligible groups or organisations wanting to pilot or trial new community activity, or support existing provision which is at risk of ending.

The activity should aim to improve community health and wellbeing where there is evidence of a need or desire for this new provision, which isn't currently available in the local area or easily accessible in a nearby ward.

Grants are fixed £500 awards. 

To discuss an application, contact the Communities team (

Our Breckland Lottery

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

The initiative is free to join, and all eligible organisations receive 50 per cent of every ticket sold.Find out if your group is eligible (opens new window).

VisitOur Breckland Lottery (opens new window) to sign up or to buy tickets in support of a Good Cause.

Please email enquiries to the Community team (

Norfolk Community Foundation 

Find local funding support fromNorfolk Community Foundation - Funding (opens new window)

For enquiries, please email the Grants team ( or telephone 01603 623958

National Lottery Awards for All England

Offering funding from £300 to £20,00, supporting projects for up to two years. Funding can be used to delived new or existing activity, ot to support organisations to change and adapt to new and future challenges. 

They fund projects that'll do at least one of these things:

  • Bring people together to build strong relationships in and across communities
  • Improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
  • Help more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage
  • Support people, communities and organisations facing more demands and challenges because of the cost-of-living crisis.

Applications are ongoing. Apply at least 16 weeks before you want to start the activities or spend any of the money.

Find out more:National Lottery Community Fund (opens new window)

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. Email the Planning team ( to find out if funds are available in your area.

Last updated: 28/02/2024 11:22:54