OUR SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM
WE WANT OUR LEGACY TO REACH BEYOND OUR HOMES, WE WANT TO BE PART OF BUILDING STRONG, THRIVING COMMUNITIES TOO
The Denbury Charitable Fund offers grants and donations to charities and community groups both large and small. Through it we can offer support to some of the most vulnerable people and families throughout our region.
Since 2017, we’ve donated at total of over £1.6 million to charities and causes in our region.
Of that, over £470,000 has been in small grants to charities and community groups across Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, helping vulnerable people and tackling homelessness, loneliness and deprivation.
An allocation from the main Denbury Homes Charitable Fund is made each year to provide small grants to local charities and communities. The Fund panel is advised by the individual Community Foundations of the three counties and meets twice a year to discuss, shortlist, decide and allocate the grants to local charities. If you are a charity looking for support, please contact your county’s Community Foundation to find out how and when to apply for the next round of grants.
As well as grants, we also run regular online votes in each county. The public is asked choose their favourite charity from a shortlist selected by Denbury Homes with support from the community foundations. This is a great way for charities to engage with existing supporters and be introduced to new ones.
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Suffolk CharItable Fund
They say charity begins at home. Our head office is near Bury St Edmunds and many of our people live close by. That makes the charity work we do with the local area particularly important to us.
We’ve worked with Suffolk Community Foundation for many years to help tackle poverty and homelessness and to support the most vulnerable. Over the years we’ve donated over £1 million in Suffolk alone through a combination of small grants and funding for major projects.
These are just some of the charities we have supported:
Please get in touch with Suffolk Community Foundation if you’d like to be considered for a grant or to be part of a charity vote. Grants are made twice a year.
Norfolk CharItable Fund
Ever since our first development there, we’ve been made to feel so welcome in Norfolk. It’s one of the most beautiful parts of the country and one we’re excited to contribute to.
The Norfolk Community Foundation helps us to identify the causes we want to support – projects where we can make a real difference and help people in most need. Over recent years we have supported a range of different charities, these are some of the latest to receive grants:
Please contact Norfolk Community Foundation if you’d like to be considered for either a grant or to be part of a charity vote. Grants are made once a year.
Cambridgeshire CharItable Fund
Our Cambridgeshire developments are some of the newest members of the Denbury Homes family, but the warmth of the people and communities we’ve encountered make it feel like a perfect fit.
Our grants shortlist is drawn up by the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation with grants awarded once a year. During the Covid-19 pandemic we made grants worth £13,500 to charities helping older people cope with loneliness. Most recently we have given £6,500 in grants to local food banks.
Please get in touch with Cambridgeshire Community Foundation if you’d like to be considered for either a grant or to be part of a charity vote.
The support we provide in schools helps children overcome emotional difficulties and stresses, allowing them to fulfil their full potential at school and teaching them resilience for issues they may face later in life. The £7,000 grant will help Blue Smile subsidise our service to cash-strapped schools to ensure provision remains affordable and accessible to those who most need it.DEANNE SWAIN, BLUE SMILE
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
AGE UK COMMUNITY WARDEN SERVICE
We donated £3,300 to help this vital service care for the elderly in the town of Ely. The scheme helps people aged over 60 to remain independent in their own homes.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
women like me
We have helped Women Like Me secure a new allotment site in Southwold, complete with polytunnel, shed and equipment. The charity supports women through gardening activities, bringing them together and helping them forge new friendships.