Grants Available

Grants to Individuals:

  • Grants for individuals are considered on a monthly basis.
  • Amounts can be as high as £500, however the majority are between £50 and £250.
  • Most grants are given through sponsoring organisations who are in direct contact with those in need eg Social Services, Citizens Advice Bureaux, Probation Service, Rotary Clubs, Scout and Guide Groups, Religious Groups.
  • Grants are made for such purposes as clothing, training, education and household goods.
  • Applications are made by means of a letter giving full details of the applicant and their needs. (For guidance, click here).

Grants to Organisations:

  • Grants to organisations are considered quarterly.
  • Grants are offered to support: vocational development, entry to employment, establishing a home, provision of equipment and personal development.
  • The beneficiaries of these grants must be within the defined geographic area although it is acceptable for the organisation to have headquarters or administrative base elsewhere.
  • Grants have been given for up to £5,000, but the majority lie within the £500 - £2,500 range.
  • Applications must be made on the application form (click here) accompanied by the latest financial statements.
  • Examples of such grants include a project for the young unemployed in Coventry, funds to support a vocational visit, support for young people leaving prison, additional counselling and respite for young carers, provision of equipment, boats, computers, play equipment and minor refurbishment.

Capital Grants

Capital grants are awarded once every five years to organisations where such an amount will make a significant difference.

Every five years the Norton Foundation invests a substantial amount into an organisation developing a capital project.  Examples of such grants are:

2000 Norton Youth Room at the Sydenham Community Centre (click here), Royal Leamington Spa, WARWICKSHIRE. £100,000.

2005 Norton Residential and Training Centre (click here) at Rough Close Scout Camping Grounds, COVENTRY. £60,000.

2010 The Norton Centre (click here),Nechells, BIRMINGHAM to support free@last – a vocational and personal development organisation. £100,000.

2010 The Depot Youth Centre (click here), Alcester, WARWICKSHIRE. £100,000.

Following the public announcement of a Capital Grant, organisations are asked to submit an application which goes through a selection process until the trustees decide which is most deserving.

It is a requirement that the name of the NortonFoundation is recognised in the title of the new facility.