The Dudgeon Community Fund

The Dudgeon Community Fund is currently closed for grant applications; for the remaining months of 2020 it will be providing grant funding to the Norfolk Community Foundation’s Covid-19 funding initiatives, specifically in the Great Yarmouth and Necton areas of Norfolk.

This vital service is being orchestrated through the Covid-19 Community Response and Local Resilience Funds which are working with local charities, groups and parish councils to tackle the most immediate needs of vulnerable people in their communities. These include:

The Wellspring Family Centre in Dereham, where groups of volunteers are running a food bank, running errands for the vulnerable and providing telephone support for people experiencing mental health issues

The Icini Partnership in Swaffham which delivers prescriptions to those self-isolating due to old age or ill-health

St Mary Magdalene PCC in Gorleston which is providing food parcels to people in the borough of Great Yarmouth who are unable to visit their regular food bank

Centre 81 in Great Yarmouth which is helping adults with complex health and social needs, many lacking the support of family members, through regular telephone contact, shopping deliveries, dealing with payments, and collecting and delivering medication.

During the lifetime of the operation of its offshore wind farm, Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited will pay £100,000 per annum into its Community Fund, and this money will be used to provide grants to support education initiatives for the benefit of young people living in the Great Yarmouth, Breckland and North Norfolk districts of Norfolk.

The Dudgeon Community Fund is being administered by Norfolk Community Foundation, and prospective applicants can find out more about the fund criteria and obtain the Expression of Interest Form on their website www.norfolkfoundation.com/funds/dudgeon-community-fund. If you have any questions on the Fund or the application process, please contact Norfolk Community Foundation on 01603 623958 email: grants@norfolkfoundation.com.

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