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.

Recent Awards

Recent grant awards include:

Harston and District Village Warden Trust received a grant of £750 to pay running costs of the warden scheme to provide reassurance and security to members of the Scheme living independently in their own homes by ensuring that regular daily contact is made with them.

The Cambridgeshire Police Shrievalty Trust was awarded a grant of £2,000 to provide home security for 30 vulnerable and persistently targeted domestic abuse victims and their children and older victims of crime in the county.

Cambridge Student Community Action was awarded a grant of £2,241 towards Teaching English as a Second Language and Homework Help for individual pupils in order to assist the children and young people to make attending school less stressful and more enjoyable.

Cotton Village Hall received a grant of £1,550 to provide laptops & tablets, internet access and support to older people and to promote digital inclusion who have a disadvantage through lack of access to technology.

Stretham Youth Club was awarded a grant of £750 to encourage young people to attend a youth club on a regular basis and to form a relationship with the youth workers in order to help them through activities and constructive conversation.

Cottenham Mobile Warden Scheme was given £3,500 towards providing additional support over the winter month to elderly, vulnerable people to prevent a minor illness from becoming a major crisis.