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There is just one week left to apply for your share of £50,000 of Community Cash fund

PUBLISHED: 06:30 16 February 2015

Loose Change Youth Theatre group

Loose Change Youth Theatre group

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To apply or not to apply? That is the question to ask because there is just one week left to bid for your share of the Community Cash grant with Comic Relief.

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/ .

Grassroots groups and organisations across Norwich are being offered a share of £50,000 with the help of Norfolk Community Foundation.

The King’s Community Initiative received £1000 last year for their Loose Change Youth Theatre group, for young people in and around Mile Cross.

This year, they are encouraging you to grab your own grand.

Tim Hughes, project leader of the Youth Theatre, said the Community Cash grant helped to finish the group with a star dazzling bang as they completed their last project in the summer term.

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

The youth group ran for four years from August 2010 to July 2014.

The youngsters created their own play about two young people and their jittery journey to get to the World Cup Final in Brazil, including a plane crash, jeep-driving monkey and a caffeine-addicted Alpaca.

To take the drama out of finding that extra money for your group, the Community Cash fund has offered between £500-£1,000 to lend a helping hand.

Mr Hughes, of Mile Cross, said: “It’s a great fund to get a bit of help from as they’re happy to support you to do what you want to do in the community.”

The 28-year-old added: “The King’s Community Initiative was set up by King’s Community Church in 2007 to help people in Norwich become everything they were made to be.”

Plenty of other activities are on offer at the King’s Venue at the Norman Centre, including a craft group, a film, television and book club, and an after school youth drop-in.

They also provide lunches for pensioners and homeless people, toddler groups.

Grants for Community Cash with Norwich Evening News are available until February 23.

If you want to make a difference to you community group or organisation, be sure to apply now.

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