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How your community group could receive a share of £50,000 - as part of Red Nose Day's Community Cash Grant

PUBLISHED: 08:42 26 January 2015 | UPDATED: 18:40 29 January 2015

Clover Hill Toddler Group benefit from Comic Relief  'community cash' money last year. Sarah Parfitt and children with the play castle that was bought with the grant.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Clover Hill Toddler Group benefit from Comic Relief 'community cash' money last year. Sarah Parfitt and children with the play castle that was bought with the grant. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Archant Norfolk.

We have £50,000 to give away - and up to £1,000 could be granted to your community group.

How to apply

Red Nose Day Community Cash grants of £500-£1,000 are available to small organisations in the Norfolk area that are doing great work to help local people living tough lives. The closing date for applications is February 23.

If this sounds like you, click here now to apply for a Red Nose Day Community Cash grant.

Comic Relief and the Norwich Evening News have joined forces to give the most deserving groups in the area a helping hand.

• How Red Nose Day’s Community Cash funding benefited a Norwich toddler last year

Applicant criteria

Groups eligible to apply for Red Nose Day Community Cash grants need to:

Be working in a disadvantaged or deprived area

Be small local groups with an income of less than £100,000 run by local people

Have limited access to other sources of income

Be aiming to deliver social outcomes

Organisations such as social clubs, children’s groups, churches, theatre companies or charities could benefit – or any other group that does a fantastic job for people in the city.

Tim Williams, Norwich Evening News managing editor, said: “The Community Cash initiative is 
brilliant news for people in Norwich.

“Once again, thanks to the support of Comic Relief, more than 50 groups and organisations will benefit from grants of up to £1,000 and I am sure it will make a difference to people throughout our community.

“Every day we are working at the heart of Norwich life and our team is always meeting community groups for whom a cash injection like this would be a great help.”

Mr Williams will be part of the panel – along with the Community Foundation and Comic Relief, which decides who should receive grants, and he encouraged as many people as possible to apply as quickly as possible.

“Every day, the pages of our newspaper carry articles about groups which improve people’s lives and strengthen community spirit, and now they can get some extra support they need.

“Last year, more than 50 organisations were given funds to continue doing their great work. We are delighted we can once again help here in Norwich.”

Comic Relief gives £1 million in grants of between £500 and £1,000 to grassroots organisations across the UK.

Victoria Southwell, UK grants manager of Comic Relief, said: “Comic Relief is delighted to be working with the Norwich Evening News and offering Red Nose Day Community Cash once again to local groups in Norwich.

“We have funded some truly fantastic work in the local area, and are looking forward to seeing some new groups applying.

“Thanks to the hard work of these groups, money raised through Red Nose Day can get right to the heart of the local community and make a real difference where it is most needed. I urge as many groups as possible to get their applications in now for their chance to get a grant from the £50,000 on offer.”

As part of the fund raising initiative, the people of Norwich are also being asked to make their faces funny for money.

The money raised by will be spent by Comic Relief to transform lives here in Norwich, the rest of the UK and across Africa.

Since the last Red Nose Day, Comic Relief has helped over 12 million people living unimaginably tough lives all over the world, using money raised through Red Nose Day, Sport Relief and other partnerships.

Money raised this Red Nose Day will help to change the lives of millions more.

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