Keep it Going Grant

If you run a community group, project, or activity and are looking for ways to increase its resilience and reach, then we want to hear from you. There is up to £300 waiting to help support your activities. 

What is a Keep it Going Grant? 

The grants give funding for not-for-profit projects that bring communities together and encourage people to take part yet may be facing barriers to sustain themselves due to the rising costs of living. All you need to do is complete an application and tell us how your group or organisation supports its community.  

We are looking to support groups that: 

  • encourage residents to come together in positive and supportive ways 
  • inspire people to get active, participate and fulfil their potential 
  • promote and support health and wellbeing in the community 
  • provide innovative activities that respond to local needs

What can a Keep it Going Grant be spent on? 

Grant money can be used toward costs to help keep your project or group going. This could include equipment purchase/hire, venue hire, subsidised membership, promotional materials, transport, etc. 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) and 'formally constituted voluntary groups'. Applicants must be Broadland or South Norfolk residents or voluntary groups that are able to meet the following criteria: 

  • operate within the Broadland 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 do not need to be over 18 to apply. Groups of young people can apply too. 

Keep it Going Grants 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 of 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 recognise that running a community group can be tricky for several reasons. 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 at for further information. 

Communities Team

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

Telephone: 01603 430611