Charities We Support

We support the Lord Baker Community Fund which delivers grant-making and charity support for a range of beneficiaries.

The aim of the Fund is to: Promote health and wellbeing, tackle disadvantage, support local solutions to meet local needs, promote community cohesion and Develop sustainable and supportive communities across the county.

STAR THROWERS

Star Throwers are a cancer support charity in Norfolk dedicated to caring for people affected by cancer, especially those with a terminal diagnosis.We have a team of experienced and compassionate Doctors, Nurses, Complementary Therapists, Counsellors and kindhearted Volunteers who guide, support and care for cancer patients and their carers at any stage of their journey.

How We Help:

One to one discussions with an experienced Doctor and Nurse of the treatments options available and the scientific evidence supporting them
Advice on alternative or complementary cancer treatments, including diet and lifestyle that may help throughout their cancer journey
Relaxation therapies such as Holistic Aromatherapy Massage, Reflexology, Yoga, Acupuncture, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Therapeutic writing and others
Counselling for often desperately needed mental and emotional support
Hosting free regular talks, workshops, and classes to educate and learn about cancer prevention and leading a healthy lifestyle
We provide a haven for patients to escape and relax in positive and supportive environment where they can also meet others in similar situations
By never giving up on patients or ‘writing them off’, helping them to live each day with dignity for as long as we can
We support both patients and those caring for them

How We Are Funded:

All of our services are free but this is only possible through the generosity of kind individuals and businesses through their donations and fundraising. We do not receive any government funding. Any support provided is always gratefully appreciated and will make a difference to someone’s life.

Why the name Star Throwers?

After a heavy storm, a boy walked along the beach throwing the stranded starfish back into the sea.
A man watching shouted “there are too many of them – it won’t make any difference.”
As the boy threw another starfish back into the sea, he smiled and replied:
“It made a difference to that one!”

Based on a story by Loren Eiseley

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Community Grant Giving

The Lord Baker Community Grant Giving Fund is managed by Norfolk Community Foundation and aims to make it as easy as possible for community and voluntary groups in Norfolk to apply for funding. We seek to support genuinely good ideas that will make a real difference to the lives of local people, and most Funds will consider a range of project/ activity costs. Applications are only open to groups based in or clearly benefiting Norfolk.

The Grants Team provides independent assessment of all applications received, and funding decisions are made by a panel formed by Lord Baker and representatives of the Norfolk Community Foundation.

Typically grants are available for 12 months from the payment of the grant. Grants will not be awarded in retrospect so please do not commit to any expenditure until you have received a grant offer letter.

The aim of the Lord Baker Community Fund is to:

  • Promote health and wellbeing
  • Tackle disadvantage
  • Support local solutions to meet local needs
  • Promote community cohesion
  • Develop sustainable and supportive communities

The Norfolk Community Foundation will also create a Community Grant Giving programme which will be advertised and local community groups will be invited to apply for grants up to £1,000.

The Fund will grow through fundraising activities and will deliver grant-making and charity support for beneficiaries that, in addition to the Community Fund will support:

  • East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH)
  • Star Throwers Cancer Care & Support
  • Chapel Road School for Severely Disabled Children, and
  • Norfolk Community Foundation.

About the charities supported

  • Norfolk Community Foundation encourages charitable giving and connects donors with communities across Norfolk. An independent registered charity, it ispart of a national movement of community foundations that manages funds for its donors, provides grants to small charities and voluntary groups and contributes to achieving social change in the local area. It’s aim is to build a stronger community in Norfolk by making it easier to give to address the real needs that exist in our communities.
  • Star Throwers is a cancer support charity in Norfolk dedicated to caring for people affected by cancer. It has a team of experienced and compassionate doctors, nurses, complementary therapists, counsellors and kindhearted volunteers who guide, support and care for cancer patients and their carers at any stage of their journey.
  • East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH) support children, young people and their families with the challenges that having a life-threatening condition can often bring. Services may be provided in the family home, the community or the hospice.
  • Chapel Road School is a supportive, challenging and happy learning environment. ALL individuals are respected and encouraged to reach their full potential, enabling them as equal citizens to participate in and contribute to the local community.

When to apply

The application process will begin in Summer 2015 – deadlines will be published here when the Fund is open.

How to apply

Details on how to apply will be made available when the Fund is open.

For Fund enquiries please contact us by email at grants@norfolkfoundation.com or telephone 01603 623958

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NORFOLK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Norfolk Community Foundation encourages charitable giving and connects donors with communities across Norfolk. Community is an important part of our everyday life. And giving locally is of vital importance to ensure that our communities are strong and vibrant.

An independent registered charity, we are part of a national movement of community foundations that manages funds for its donors, provides grants to small charities and local voluntary groups and contributes to achieving social change in the local area for the long term. To ensure that our grant-making reaches those most in need and makes a real difference to people’s lives, we continually seek to develop our knowledge of emerging social issues and need in Norfolk, specifically focusing on our ageing population, young people and employment, disability and health and wellbeing

In 2015 we celebrate 10 years of supporting local communities through connecting donors with the places and causes that they care about. Our vision is to continue to help to build a stronger Norfolk by addressing the real needs and areas of disadvantage which exist in the county.

To find out more about the groups supported through Norfolk Community Foundation, click here.

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CHAPEL ROAD SCHOOL

We are a County Day School for children with complex needs. We cater for pupils who have severe and profound learning needs at the age of 3 to 19 years; the school has Early Years and Post 16 provision. The school is judged to be an outstanding provider since 2007 and Specialist School for Communication and Interaction since September 2009.

Effective communication to enable very good learning is a key priority of the school. We use the Total Communication approach to achieve this.

We are a very inclusive school. We work closely with parents and families, local schools and other professionals to ensure all pupils can learn in different and exciting ways alongside other children and within our community. Last year we opened a school shop in Attleborough, to further develop and improve our pupils’s life and learning skills and act as an extension of the classroom.

During the summer of 2013, funding was secured to build a new School. Our new site is located adjacent to the Primary and Secondary Schools in Old Buckenham and we now have completed the planning and design of the new building. If all goes to plan we are hoping to move into our new school building by April 2016. We are currently fundraising to buy additional, specialist playground resources for the new school.

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NARS

NARS is one of Norfolk’s vital charities, which literally saves lives in Norfolk through voluntary Critical Care Paramedics and Doctors, who in 2015 alone responded to over 400 ‘Red-line’ emergency calls, saving numerous lives.

However, NARS receives NO funding from Government or the NHS and relies entirely upon the goodwill of individuals and businesses in order to provide this vital voluntary lifesaving service for the people of Norfolk. The doctors and paramedics who volunteer to NARS have received extra training, funded by NARS, so can provide trauma care and can administer more drugs at the scene of a crash or cardiac arrest, vital during the critical moments of an incident.

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