From July 23, grants for vocational and minor capital projects have been temporarily suspended following the difficult economic conditions and high inflation at this time. We will provide an update when the position has improved to indicate that applications can be considered again. Thank you.

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.

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 for vocational and personal development programmes which will enhance life chances through education and opportunities, and a second class of minor capital works grants for buildings and/or equipment which will make a real difference.
  • Applications must be made on the application form accompanied by the latest financial statements.

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, Royal Leamington Spa, WARWICKSHIRE. £100,000.

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

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

2010 The Depot Youth Centre, Alcester, WARWICKSHIRE. £100,000.

2015 The Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid, £250,000.

2015 Leamington and District Scouts, Hatton, £125,000.

2021 Hill Street Youth and Community Centre, Rugby. £250,000

2021 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts, Warwick. £225,000

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 Norton Foundation is recognised in the title of the new facility.