Norwich Community Learning Champions

Norwich Community Learning Champions is a

national award-winning project, run by

volunteers from a range of backgrounds.

We see informal learning as a way of bringing people together around meaningful activity.

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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Activities and groups for people living in the Catton Grove area

Catton Grove Community Centre offers a range of affordable community activities for people living in the Catton Grove area.

From keep fit to sewing or arts and crafts to bingo- there's something for everyone!

For full details of what's available, visit the 

Funding Opportunity: Sport Relief Community Cash

A new £37,500 Community Cash fund is available to communities across Norwich to help mark Sport Relief which will take place this year on 18 - 20 March. 
Find out more at and see how you can get involved.

Sport Relief Community Cash grants of £500-£1,000 are available to small organisations in Norwich that are doing great work to help local people living tough lives.
Who can apply
Grants are available to constituted community organisations, 
registered charities, social enterprises, cooperatives and 
Community Interest Companies.
Groups which have been established for less than 12 months 
are eligible to apply.

Groups eligible to apply for Sport Relief Community Cash 
grants need to:
• Be working in a disadvantaged or deprived area
• Be small local groups with an income of less than £100,000
• Be run by local people
• Have limited access to other sources of income
• Deliver inclusive activities that are clearly benefiting 
   disadvantaged people

Grants will not be awarded to the following:
 To fund trips abroad
• To fund buses, mini buses or other community transport schemes 
  (not including transport costs forming part of a project)
• To fund building costs, including access adaptations to buildings

Read the full eligibility criteria and apply online here

Deadline for applications is 5pm25 February 2016.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Free Alzheimers and other Dementias Training workshops

Free Workshops for carers of people with dementia and others who come into contact with those with dementia
The family training programme consists of one 4 hour session covering:

1)    Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementia’s – gives participants a good basic understanding of the condition, its symptoms and impact on behaviour.

2)    Capturing Life’s Journey – introduces the benefits of recording information about the life of the person and shows how this can be used to provide high quality care.

3)    Techniques to Manage Behaviours – demonstrates how some understanding together with a number of simple techniques can have a very positive impact on the individual and carer alike.

4)    Activities to Encourage Engagement – provides understanding, ideas and techniques to help the family carer engage their loved one.
Thursday 28th January 10am - 2.30pm
Thursday 25th February 10am – 2.30pm
Thursday 24th March 10am - 2.30pm

The workshops are run from the Home Instead Senior Care training suite in Norwich and are free of charge. Free car parking is available and light refreshments are provided.
Places are limited so early booking is advisable.

For more information or to reserve a place please email Hannah on


Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Free 2016 Grow Wild seed kits from Kew

Register for free 2016 Grow Wild seed kits from Kew

Transform shared spaces into inspiring and colourful wild flower havens with simple seed sowing. Join 25,000 people in the UK’s biggest ever wild flower campaign by sharing Grow Wild seed kits with groups where you live. There are thousands of free seed kits available.

All you need to do is register for seed kits on behalf of your group (or lots of groups). How about for your hobby clubs, neighbours, community project, youth group and the workplace. Anywhere people get together can grow wild with us, from Thursday yoga to Sunday football. 
Just tell us how many people there are in your group/s, and we’ll post the right number of seed kits in late March 2016 - just in time for sowing.  

Registration closes at midnight on 14 February 2016.