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Lord Mayor gets into the Comic Relief spirit - now it's your turn to benefit from a little relief with grants of up to £1,000 for Norwich community groups

PUBLISHED: 09:28 18 February 2015 | UPDATED: 09:28 18 February 2015

Lord Mayor having fun with Comic Relief

Lord Mayor having fun with Comic Relief

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Mayors across the East of England have been making their faces funny to show their support for Red Nose Day 2015.

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

This year’s fundraising extravaganza will see people across the country being asked to make their faces funny for money.

The cash raised by fundraisers sporting comedy glasses or silly wigs will be spent by Comic Relief to transform lives here in the East, the rest of the UK and across Africa.

Throughout the region Mayors have joined in the fun, rocking Red Noses and donning disguises to show their support.

In the East, Lord Mayor of Norwich Judith Lubbock put on her three-cornered black feather hat, she said: “I think that’s the basis for a pirate face.”

How to apply

Red Nose Day Community Cash grants of £500-£1,000 are available to small organisations in the Norwich that are doing great work to help local people living tough lives. If this sounds like you, make sure you apply for a Red Nose Day Community Cash grant now by visiting http://www.norfolkfoundation.com/funds/red-nose-day-community-cash/ .

She added: “The money raised through Red Nose Day goes to help good causes. A few years ago, my now daughter-in-law successfully applied for some Comic Relief funding to start a student self-help charity for those with eating disorders. It is now thriving as ‘Student Minds’.”

And there are just days left for you to apply for a cash grant for your group or organisation with Community Cash.

Comic Relief has teamed up with Norwich Evening News to give grants to the most deserving community groups in Norwich.

But you better hurry because applications close on February 23.

Since Red Nose Day 2013, Comic Relief has funded more than 270 projects in the East.

Local fundraisers can find loads of ideas to get involved at rednoseday.com.

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