Chamber Community Fund

Norfolk Chamber is passionate about supporting young people to help them to develop their talents and achieve their aspirations. To tie in with the Norfolk Chamber’s 'bridging the gap' campaign encouraging the growth and advancement of Norfolk’s young people, it has established the Chamber Community Fund with the Norfolk Community Foundation to support young people locally. The purpose of this fund is to create opportunities for the younger generation and help them flourish in employment. This is a key priority for the Norfolk Chamber during its 120th anniversary year in 2016.

The Chamber Community Fund launched in January 2016 with a target of £20,000 to reach. In order to reach this Norfolk Chamber will match pound-for-pound every donation made. The goal is to meet this target within 12 months so that the Norfolk Community Foundation can award grants to suitable projects towards the end of 2016.

The aim of the Chamber Community Fund is to provide grant awards to charitable organisations working within Norfolk with young people aged up to 25. The main goal of these grants will be to increase access to employment and training, and so improve the opportunities and career options open to young people across the county. Accordingly, grants of up to £2,000 will be available to support projects focussed on championing young people by working with those who are facing particular challenges in accessing employment or training, or developing their skills.

Eligible projects might include:-

  • Providing training, leadership or volunteering opportunities for young people.
  • Projects that support young people who are NEET or at risk of exclusion to access training and develop skills.
  • Jobs clubs and careers support aimed at young people.

To donate please visit our Virgin Giving page here.

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