Community Loans and Funding

Council Grant

In certain situations a Grant may be applied for from the Council. Full details can be found on the Policies Page

Neech Loan Fund

In 1947 Dr. Neech endowed a local charity to provide capital for those who hade none or little of their own but who were enterprising enough to want to set up their own business.

Loans may be granted for the benefit of persons who are about to commence a business or are owners of small businesses wishing to expand, who shall be resident in one of the parishes of North Walsham, Felmingham, Tuttington, Skeyton and Colby with Banningham.

Applications may also be considered from persons resident in any other parishes in north and east Norfolk within a radius of 10 mile North Walsham subject to such applicants being persons who would qualify for a grant of loan if they had lived in the said parishes stated above.

Preference being given to persons engaged in agriculture, horticulture or dairying, over persons engaged in other businesses.

A loan will not be granted for less than £30 nor more than £5,000 in each individual case and will be for a period not exceeding five years.

The applicant must have resided within one of the above names parishes for the two years next preceding the time of application for loan and not be less than 21 years of age and not more than 45 years of age.

Loans may also be made to local charities for any suitable charitable purpose.   Help to build a village hall etc.


The Trustees will consider making a grant to a local charity subject to the following conditions:-

  1. To give help with a capital venture only.
  2. The applicant is in a position to benefit the whole area that the Fund serves.
  3. Must be a registered charity
  4. Give community service
  5. That no more than £500 should be made in grants in any year, at 2013 values

Application form

Conditions of Loan

North Walsham Poor Allotment Charity.                                            Registered Charity No: 214445

 ARE YOU IN FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES because of household debts, ill-health, benefit changes, unemployment, extra school or college expenses?

Would a small grant help to ease the problem and give you the chance to get back in control?

NOW is the chance to apply for a small financial grant available for people living in North Walsham, with preference given to Applicants who have lived within the parish for at least three years and are able to demonstrate their needs to the Trustees.

Applications from individuals, or organisations working to support residents of North Walsham, are accepted.  Also young people starting a new career, college or other training may apply.   Documents to support the application are required.

The next meeting of the Trustees will be in May, applications to be submitted by Saturday 15th April 2017

For an application form use this link, or please contact the Clerk, if you, or someone you know, might benefit from support from such a grant.   For further information contact the clerk also.

All information is kept confidential to the Trustees and the Clerk, unless permission is given to share any of it with a third party.

Clerk to the Trustees:

North Walsham Poor’s Allotment Charity

14 Spurdens Crescent, North Walsham, NR28 9JD


Telephone:  01692 402802