Each year members select a charity or number of charities to support through our monthly raffle and other events. It’s that time of year where we decide who will be the NBWN charities and we would like to invite suggestions from the membership as to who to support in 2018. If you would like to nominate a charity, please email Lottie Fletcher (

Communities that Care 2017

In 2017, members voted to continue working in partnership with Norfolk Community Foundation and support ‘Communities that Care’, a new match funding initiative that will fund projects that help people to live in their homes longer and independently as well as supporting and providing respite and activities for carers of all ages to provide a break from their caring responsibilities.

Thanks to the Norfolk Community Foundation and their match funding programme, this year we were able to award grants totalling £11,200, raised by our network’s fundraising activities throughout 2017.

This year’s focus was on ‘Communities that Care’, and the charities we supported through the NCF programme were:

  • ADHD Norfolk
  • Community Action Norwich
  • Connects and Co Young Carers
  • Norfolk Carers Support
  • Sprowston Day Centre
  • The Norwich Centre

You can read more detail about the charities and their projects by clicking here.

NBWN has now raised almost £100,000 in charity donations since the network began (total raised to date £96,561.20). A huge thank you to all our members, guests and speakers for their kind generosity and continued support over the years!

Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund 2016

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In 2016, the majority of members voted to continue with a community fund, whereby a number of different projects were supported with a grant of up to £2,000 each , delivered as grants through Norfolk Community Foundation (NCF). 

Thanks to the Foundation and their Mental Health & Wellbeing match funding programme, whereby the money raised was matched 2:1, we were able to award grants totalling £13,500 to the following charities and community groups to support projects that are specifically aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of local people:


  • The Benjamin Foundation
  • Headway Norfolk and Waveney
  • The Henderson Trust
  • Mancroft Advice Project
  • Norfolk Community Law Service
  • Norwich Family Contact Centre
  • The Garage

You can read more detail about the charities and their projects by clicking here>>>

To view the different charities that we have supported since we first established the network by clicking here>>>