LIFT: Local Investment in Future Talent

LIFT Community Grants - Not Currently open to new enquiries - check back in October 2020 

Together with Suffolk County Council as a delivery partner,  Norfolk County Council  is administering the distribution of Community Grants throughout the whole of Norfolk and Suffolk. Approximately £800K is available for community based structured learning provision aimed at unemployed and inactive people aged 16+ who are facing barriers to work and/or disadvantage in the work place. Although small businesses can apply this fund is aimed predominantly at VCSE sector organisations. It offers 100% funding up to £20k for the costs of  eligible projects that fill a gap in local provision.

CORONA VIRUS UPDATE: We are particularly interested in :

Projects that can be delivered under current restrictions and without the need to gather in groups.

Projects that help people secure employment in essential work roles currently on offer.

Projects that will prepare and equip people with the confidence and learning skills to enrol on an accredited course or apprenticeship. Improving their skills for well paid work in the future.  


 LIFT Community Grants is funded by the European Social Fund. It is administered by Norfolk County Council. Decisions on funding are made by the Norfolk and Suffolk LIFT Boards- local people funding local projects.