Homes for Ukraine Community Support Grant

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What is a H4U Community Support Grant? 

This community support grant aims to help fund community groups, projects or activities that provide ongoing support for Ukrainian Refugees arriving and settling in Broadland and South Norfolk.  

Groups or organisations can apply for up to £1,000 to help cover the costs of delivering activities or initiatives that help families settle into their communities and access public services, including schools, public health and other support. 

What will the H4U Community Support grant fund? 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis from projects that support guests’ health and wellbeing and integration into the local community. Examples of activity that may be funded include: 

  • provision of support that helps guests access services including (but not limited to) public and community transport, public services, English lessons, charitable organisations 
  • activity that provides opportunities for social interaction, such as community events or hubs, befriending or connecting young people with local activities 
  • social, educational, recreational and leisure activities or materials that support guests' wellbeing

Grant money can be spent on anything you need to provide support to Ukrainian Refugees, and could include, equipment purchase/hire, venue hire, promotional materials, transport and volunteer expenses.  

You will need to research the costs of your project accurately to apply, and not simply provide general estimates. 

Who can apply? 

Grants are available to both informal groups of residents (at least three people), 'formally constituted voluntary groups', and not-for-profit organisations who meet the following criteria: 

  • operate within Broadland and/or South Norfolk area on a not-for-profit basis 
  • can provide a clear statement of aims and objectives 
  • can show their ability to manage and deliver the project or activity 
  • can show how they will manage their finances and keep good financial records 
  • accept the principle of equal opportunities and can demonstrate their commitment to inclusiveness within their project

You don't need to be over 18 to apply. Groups of young people can apply too. 

The Homes for Ukraine Community Support Grant cannot support: 

  • retrospective funding (activities that have already happened) 
  • activities that duplicate what is already provided or commissioned by the Council, unless demand cannot be met 
  • social excursions outside Norfolk 
  • paid staff costs 
  • any overseas activity 
  • activities restricted solely to any group's existing membership 
  • political or religious activities 
  • organisational or running costs not directly related to the specific project activities 

How to apply 

Apply Here

We can award funding to the organiser’s account. A dedicated bank account or evidence of a constitution is not necessary. 

Remember to be realistic in your planning and research the costs accurately, do not provide general estimates. You will receive a decision on your application within four weeks of the Council receiving it.    

Need some help with your application? 

We recognise that running a community group can be tricky for several reasons. Our Community Capacity Officers are available to support you with your application if needed. In addition to funding, the Communities Team at South Norfolk and Broadland District Council can help you by providing any advice and guidance you might need. Contact us on the details below. 

Communities Team

Address: The Horizon Centre, Broadland Business Park, Peachman Way, Norwich, NR7 0WF

Telephone: 01603 430611