Dulverton Trust Fund

Grant Type Core costs & project costs
Status Closed
Applications accepted from Social Enterprises? Yes
Maximum grant available £5,000

Brief Description

Grants for small charities and charitable organisations with an annual income of under £200,000 that are addressing local needs throughout Suffolk and the adjoining counties of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Lincolnshire.


Grants will be made between the minimum amount of £500 and the maximum amount of £5,000 with decisions made by a grants panel that will meet three times a year.

Who can apply?

Grant applications are invited from small charities and community groups with an annual income of less than £200,000. All applying organisations must be working for the benefit of people living or working in Suffolk. Applicants working in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Lincolnshire should follow the application instructions for your area, which can be found via the links at the bottom of this page.

What sort of work with the Fund support?

Applications should address the Dulverton Trust’s priorities of youth opportunities, general welfare, conservation and preservation. The Fund will support a wide range of charitable activities and particularly aims to support projects that:

  • Support local solutions to meet local needs
  • Promote community cohesion
  • Develop sustainable and supportive communities
  • Provide social and educational development opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people
  • Support the general conservation and protection of wildlife habitats
  • Preservation (particularly heritage skills)


  • individuals
  • retrospective grants
  • direct replacement of statutory obligation and public funding
  • individual schools or other educational establishments
  • health, medicine and medical conditions including drug and alcohol addiction
  • therapy and counselling
  • specific support for people with disabilities
  • the arts*, including theatre, music and drama
  • sport*, including sports centres and individual playing field projects
  • animal welfare or projects concerning the protection of single species
  • expeditions and overseas trips
  • research projects
  • conferences, cultural festivals, exhibitions and events
  • salaries for specific posts – although sessional staff hours as part of project costs may be considered
  • major building projects, including the purchase of property or land.
  • endowments

*Except where used as a means of achieving one of the Dulverton Trust’s funding priorities.

Applicants in Suffolk can complete the application form here.

Applicants from Norfolk should apply via Norfolk Community Foundation www.norfolkfoundation.com

Applicants from Cambridgeshire should apply via Cambridgeshire Community Foundation www.cambscf.org.uk

Applicants from Lincolnshire should apply via Lincolnshire Community Foundation www.lincolnshirecf.co.uk


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