Charitable giving is an important aspect of the network. Each year, members select a charity or number of charities to support through membership subscriptions, a raffle at every monthly lunch and other events throughout the year.
In 2020 we will be supporting two charities: Priscilla Bacon Hospice and Leeway.
If you would like to make a donation please visit our Just Giving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/nbwn
Priscilla Bacon Hospice
Priscilla Bacon Lodge in Norwich is the existing hospice, which delivers specialist end-of-life care for Norfolk. The Lodge was built 40 years ago, following a county-wide fundraising appeal. Despite its achievements, it is now inadequate both in scale and configuration.
Therefore, a new charity, Priscilla Bacon Hospice, has been created. They have launched a campaign to raise £12.5 million to build a new hospice with 24 inpatient beds which will replace the Lodge.
To find out more visit: https://www.priscillabaconhospice.org.uk/
Established in 1974, Leeway is an independent charity providing support to adults, young people and children who are experiencing domestic abuse in Norfolk and Suffolk. This charity not only supports women and their families but does amazing work in their outreach programmes in schools to teach children the signs of domestic abuse at an early age, or how to cope with domestic abuse in their family.
To find out more visit: https://www.leewaysupport.org/
Our charity of the year for 2019 was Together for Women and Girls.
Together for Women and Girls brings together people who care about making a difference and improving the lives of women and girls in Norfolk. The movement, launched by Norfolk Community Foundation in 2018, aims to challenge inequality, abuse, exploitation and disadvantage in the home, the workplace and our wider communities.
By raising funds, as well as harnessing the time and expertise of those who join Together for Women and Girls, Norfolk Community Foundation is shaping a programme to tackle the issues faced by women and girls today.
More about Together for Women and Girls: https://www.norfolkfoundation.com/giving-philanthropy/collective-giving-networks/together-for-women/
Through the generosity of our members we were able to raise a total of £8,000 in 2019. This donation was split by the Together for Women and Girls fund and donated to the following charities:
- Musical Keys: £2,000
- Henderson Trust: £2,000
- Hebron Trust: £2,000
- Headway Norfolk & Waveney: £2,000
Over the last two years, members have worked closely with Norfolk Community Foundation as their ‘charity of the year’, establishing a small community fund with a focus of supporting charitable groups in the Norwich (and greater Norwich) area. There has previously been a focus around improving the mental health and wellbeing of local people and help for carers and the people they care for to lead a full and active life connected to their local community. Seventeen organisations have received grants of up to £2,000 since the fund was established.
The members have agreed that they would like to continue this collaboration in 2018, with the aim of funding more community based organisations in Norfolk that are playing a vital role in the support and provision of services, to people of all ages needing support.
This year the network has raised a grand total of £9,350.
The funds raised will go to help 5 local charities via the Norfolk Community Foundation (www.norfolkfoundation.com)
- Home Start Norfolk
- East Norwich Youth Project
- Norfolk Family Mediation
- Eating Matters
- Norfolk SEN Network
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!
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>>>