The Lord Baker Community Fund is managed by the Norfolk Community Foundation. Their mutual aims are for any community or voluntary group in Norfolk to find it as straight forward as possible to apply for funding.
The Norfolk Community Fund encourages acts of fund raising and charitable giving and aims to connect its many donors with communities in need across the county of Norfolk. It was set up as an independent registered charity that is part of a national movement of similarly empowered community foundations that manage funds for their own donors, provides grants to voluntary groups and small charities and aims, overall, to contribute to achieving positive social change in their respective areas.
The prime objective of the Norfolk Community Foundation is to build a much stronger and viable sense of community throughout the county by making it easier and more straight forward to address the very real needs that still exist in many of our communities.
Charitable organisations that have been supported by the Lord Baker Fund include:
East Anglia Children’s Hospices. They provide world class care for children with life threatening conditions, offering every child under their care support as well as giving the same to their family members whenever and wherever they need it. Their mission is to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of all the children under their care, as well as their families, by providing an individual and comprehensive service at all times. Find out more about them at www.each.org.uk.
I was privileged enough to be the Patron of NARS from 2014 to 2020. They are Norfolk’s lifesaving emergency charity and have been serving the people of the county since 1970. Their team is made up of voluntary doctors, paramedics, nurses and first responders who attend missions within the Norfolk community, using enhanced clinical equipment as well as possessing the skills to display the sort of swift critical thinking that saves patients lives. They attend missions in NARS vehicles or from their own homes, responding to those in need twenty four hours a day. Learn more about NARS at www.nars.org.uk.
Star Throwers is a local cancer support charity based in Wymondham, Norfolk that is dedicated to providing support for people with cancer and their loved ones. They support people to become well-informed about their cancer and their treatment options and provide wellbeing support through their lymph oedema service, complementary therapies, gentle exercise groups, nutrition workshops, and counselling. The support is available for people with any type of cancer and at all stages of their journey, including post-treatment. Equally importantly, all of those support services are available for carers too-and all of that support is provided completely free of charge, thanks to their amazing team of donors and supporters. Find out more about them at www.starthrowers.org.uk.
Based in Attleborough, their objective is to provide the best possible education for all of their pupils and aim for every child to access a bespoke curriculum that meets their needs and allows them to have fun and develop their communication and independence skills. Making learning irresistible will ensure that all of their pupils learn successfully, resulting in the best possible progress so they are fully prepared to make positive choices for their future. Find out more about them at www.chapelgreenschool.org.uk.