Community funding

1. Inspiring Communities Fund 2022/2023

This fund is currently closed. For information about alternative Community grants please contact:

2. National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched round two of the Local Connections Fund for small (income less than £50,000) constituted local charities and community groups working to tackle loneliness. Grant size £300 to £2,500.

Awards for All is a quick way to apply for awards between £300 to £10,000. It supports change and adapting to become more resilient, respond to new and future challenges, and 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 (opens new window)

Further details of the grants can be found on the website link above. Alternatively, you can email the advice team (

Email the Local Funding Officer ( to discuss an application to the Reaching Communities or Partnerships.

3. 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 (

4. 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.

5. Norfolk Community Foundation 

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

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

Last updated: 05/04/2023 16:29:33