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 project 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.

Funded Projects

KICK received £4,015 to run a 12-week activity-based personal development programme for 12 referred young people.

Sutton Parish Council received £900 towards a replacement roundabout for the village playground.

Viva Arts and Community Group received £1,000 to cover activity costs to help local young people discover the heritage of Soham.

Girls Venture Corps Air Cadets Wisbech Unit received £750 to provide a new gazebo for use at recruiting and fundraising events.

Meadows Children and Family Wing received £5,000 towards salaries to run a family support programme including family drop-in sessions and an after-school club.

Boxing Future received £4,746 to engage young people not in employment, education or training to achieve a Bronze Boxercise Award and engage in volunteering as Community Ambassadors and Gym Buddies to inspire and encourage younger people.

Holme Village Pre-School received £600 to build a garden for the preschool children to grow their own fruit, vegetables and herbs.

Cambridge Money Advice Centre received £4,400 to support vulnerable families to resolve their debts and better manage their finances.

Waterbeach and Landbeach Action for Youth (WAY) received £300 to install Microsoft Office on 13 laptops so that young people can get support for school work and job applications whilst at the youth club.

Fusion Youth Projects received £5,000 to contribute towards running costs of the term time and holiday programmes.

Comberton Baptist Church received £1,700 towards operational, activity and volunteer costs of a holiday club for under 11s.

FoodCycle (Peterborough) received £2,000 towards the costs of equipment and volunteer training for provision of healthy, communal meals to those at risk from food poverty and social isolation in the local community.

Huntingdonshire Volunteer Centre received £1,500 to support volunteers to organise and deliver two specially themed community events linked to the Huntingdon Together Charity Shop and the Huntingdon Volunteer Centre.

RESTART - Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire received £1,559 towards an early intervention home-visiting support service for parents with poor mental health and their young children in Cambridgeshire.

Sawston Youth Group received £1,000 to enable 20+ young people from low income and disadvantage families to participate in the annual residential trips to Thetford Forest and Guernsey.

Waterbeach Toddler Playgroup received £500 to provide new learning resources and computer equipment.

Somersham Community Library (FOSL) received £695 to enhance Junior Library through refreshing and expanding book and audio stock and holding complementary promotional events.

Light Project Peterborough received £1,490 to provide a winter night shelter for up to 8 homeless people from mid-February until mid-March.