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.

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

Whittlesey Museum received £836 to purchase pedometers and to print leaflets showing local heritage walks to give away at Whittlesey Museum to encourage local people to walk for recreation and to promote local heritage.

Eatons Community Association received £1,335 to improve a bus stop by adding a bench, bin and planting flowers.

Darwin Drive Youth Association received £1,000 to run a youth club which offers sporting activities, trips and social events to at least 30 young people who come from low income families.

Cambridge Student Community Action received £2,000 to enable university students to provide practical and social assistance to 30 elderly people in Cambridge.

Form the Future CIC received £2,000 to run a mentoring programme with at least 25 young people at risk of under-achieving and mentors from the Cambridge business community.

Hampton Tiddlers received £2,250 to run activities including music workshops for at least 100 pre-school children and their carers in order to sustain social inclusion.

Life Community Trust (Central England) received £3,660 to build the capacity of Life Money debt advice service in order to meet the increasing demand for budgeting courses and debt advice, supporting at least 80 people.

Steeple Morden Village Hall received £3,000 to replace the old and uncomfortable seating with 120 new stacking conference chairs.

Whitehill Allotment Society received £1,250 to create an allotment calendar and cookbook as well as improving the shop facilities.

The Cambridgeshire Police Shrievalty Trust received £5,000 to carry out a security assessment and fit high quality security devices to the houses of people who feel at risk.

Read Easy Peterborough received £640 to run a scheme that helps at least 10 adults with serious reading difficulties reach a reasonable level of reading fluency.

Barton Parish Council received £2,075 to provide projector facilities in the Village hall.

Right Resolution CIC received £5,000 to help care leavers move into education, training or employment by engaging them in positive activities to avoid isolation.

Great Paxton Community Village Shop Ltd received £3,076 to fit out of the community shop with the necessary equipment including fridges & cash till.