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£500K Hopkins Charitable Fund opens small grants scheme for Norfolk groups and charities

For the first time, Norfolk-based groups and charities can apply for funding from Hopkins Homes through the launch of its small grants fund for Norfolk.

The Norfolk scheme is part of the wider Hopkins Charitable Fund, through which the award-winning developer will give out at least £500,000 to groups and charities across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire over the next five years. Applications to the small grants fund are being managed by the Norfolk Community Foundation.

James Hopkins, Executive Chairman of Hopkins Homes, said: “As a local housebuilder we understand how important strong communities are. The work charities and good causes do in our region is invaluable, providing support to some of the most vulnerable members of our society.”

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for charitable, voluntary and community groups and social enterprises that are addressing a particular cause in Norfolk. The fund will accept applications for both core costs and project costs with a particular interest in addressing homelessness, deprivation and supporting vulnerable people.

James continued: “I look forward to finding out more about some of the charities operating in Norfolk and would urge any in search of additional funding to apply through the Norfolk Community Foundation before the 11 May deadline.”

Claire Cullens, Chief Executive of Norfolk Community Foundation, said: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Hopkins Homes and are excited for the opportunity this brings to groups and charities from across Norfolk.

“The Hopkins Homes Charity fund offers support to communities in need, delivering help to vulnerable people who need it most. The Hopkins Homes charity vote at the end of last year is already making a difference to lives in Norfolk.”

The small grants fund follows the success of the recent Norfolk charity vote, another element of the Hopkins Charitable Fund, where a total of £10,000 was given to three charities across the county. Great Yarmouth based Centre 81 was named the winner of the inaugural vote, with The Purfleet Trust and Age UK Norfolk coming second and third.

Further details of how to apply and eligibility criteria can be found on the Norfolk Community Foundation website

or the Norfolk Community Foundation can be contacted on 01603 623958 or .

The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday 11 May 2018.

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