Dulverton Trust Fund

The aim of the Dulverton Trust Fund is to support charitable activities addressing local needs throughout Norfolk, and the adjoining counties of Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Lincolnshire.

Grants of £500 to £5,000 will be awarded to small charities and charitable organisations, with an annual income of under £200,000.

The Fund will support a wide range of charitable activities and particularly aims to support projects that:

  • Support local solutions to meet local needs
  • Promote community cohesion
  • Develop sustainable and supportive communities
  • Provide social and educational development opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people
  • Support the general conservation and protection of wildlife habitats
  • Preservation (particularly heritage skills)

The Fund will not support:

  • individuals
  • direct replacement of statutory obligation and public funding
  • Individual schools or other educational establishments
  • health, medicine and medical conditions including drug and alcohol addiction
  • therapy and counselling
  • specific support for people with disabilities
  • the arts*, including theatre, music and drama
  • sport*, including sports centres and individual playing field projects
  • animal welfare or projects concerning the protection of single species
  • expeditions and overseas trips
  • research projects
  • conferences, cultural festivals, exhibitions and events
  • salaries for specific posts – although sessional staff hours as part of project costs may be considered
  • major building projects, including the purchase of property or land.
  • endowments

*Except where used as a means of achieving one of the Dulverton Trust’s funding priorities.

Where to Apply:

Applicants from Suffolk should apply via Suffolk Community Foundation

Applicants from Norfolk should apply via Norfolk Community Foundation

Applicants from Lincolnshire should apply via Lincolnshire Community Foundation

Funded Projects

Acting Now CIC received £1,688 towards a social theatre programme for young women to learn the tools to withstand social exclusion and enable conflict resolution.

Little Paxton Community Hub CIO received £1,457 to provide equipment for the upkeep of the new community hub.

Ellesmere Centre received £3,000 to re-install solar panels on their new community centre roof.

Chinese in Peterborough received £4,992 to run workshops and events for Chinese people in Peterborough to integrate in society.

Kings Hedges Family Support Project received £4,119 to run weekly drop-in sessions for families.