Find out how you, your community or business can access support and funding through West Norfolk Prosperity Funding
West Norfolk Prosperity Funding provides opportunities for you, your community and local businesses to access support and funding opportunities to improve King’s Lynn and West Norfolk as a place to live, work, visit and invest.
See below more information about the UKSPF and REPF funded schemes that you may be eligible to access:
Communities Grants and Support
Community Energy Saving Measures 2023/24
We understand and appreciate that times are getting tough, so how can you save money on your energy bills? Energy saving household products such as radiator reflectors, low energy LED lightbulbs, draught proof tape and hot water tank covers are provided free of charge for eligible households and advice can be accessed to help reduce your energy bills and improve energy efficiency.
See our Lily page to find out more.
West Norfolk Rural Community Capital Grants 2024/25
West Norfolk Rural Community Capital Grants 2024/25 - Outline Proposal Stage now open.
The ‘outline proposal’ stage for the 2024/25 West Norfolk Rural Community Capital Grants is now open. Capital grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available, with match funding of 25% required. Projects must be deliverable between May 2024 and the end of March 2025.
The fund can provide grants to community organisations in the rural areas of West Norfolk, for the creation or improvement of buildings or equipment that will enhance and strengthen community assets, facilities and local provision.
Eligible community applicants include charities, faith organisations, parish/town councils, social enterprises/CICs, and voluntary/community groups.
Town Centre Grants
Love Your Town
A UKSPF and Norfolk County Council funded pilot scheme for businesses and community groups in Downham Market, King’s Lynn and Hunstanton. Bids are invited for up to £1,000 of grant funding for ideas and initiatives that will generate footfall and activity within west Norfolk’s three town centres to help support the local economy and increase pride in the area. The 2022/23 Expression if Interest stage is now closed. A second round of funding is under review for 2024/25.
Find out more on the Love Your Town web page.
Businesses Grants and Support
West Norfolk Rural Business Capital Grants 2023/24 and 2024/25
This grant scheme can provide funding of up to 50% of eligible capital costs, up to a maximum value of £100,000, to support new and existing rural businesses to develop new products and facilities that will be of wider benefit to the local economy. This includes farm businesses looking to diversify income streams. This programme is being run by New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership in conjunction with BCKLWN.
West Norfolk Training Grants
Micro, small and medium sized businesses and sole traders in west Norfolk are being invited to apply for funding for training employees. Grants from £250 up to a maximum of £3,000 per business are available, with the funding covering a maximum of 75% of the total cost of the training.
Go Digital West Norfolk
Free digital business support is available for small and medium sized businesses in West Norfolk to learn how to better use digital tools to identify business opportunities and help your business grow.
You can also apply for a grant award of up to £500 to help you implement a digital action plan. Applications are on a first come first served basis.
Find out more at the Norfolk County Council Go Digital web page.
New Anglia Growth Hub
Too many businesses are struggling because they don’t know where to turn for business support – or who to trust. So they struggle alone, never really realising their highest potential or maximising the opportunities their hard work has created. We’re here to fix that. The BCKLWN has invested UKSPF funding to support the New Anglia Growth Hub in West Norfolk to provide free high quality local business advice and support.
The Place - Pop Up Shop and Business Hub
We are pleased to announce that UKSPF funding has been invested into funding a continued provision of The Place Pop Up Shop and Business Hub - The Place is a fresh, flexible, multi-purpose venue that can be hired for various business endeavours, such as exhibitions, demonstrations, interactive workshops, tastings, and even general retail usage. You could use The Place to test out a new product, trial a bricks and mortar presence or reach a new audience. The venue could be rented for an evening, weekend, week or even on a repeat basis. The possibilities are almost endless!
Visit the Discover King's Lynn website to find out more.