The work we do
The Norwich Freemen’s charity is called The Norwich Town Close Estate Charity www.norwichcharitabletrusts.org.uk
It has two functions….
Financial support for freemen, their children and widows.
Means-tested grants are given to freemen of Norwich, their children or widows to help with relief when in need, educational costs and pensions.
Supporting local charitable bodies
The Trust makes a substantial number of grants to local charitable bodies with an educational purpose within a 20-mile radius of Norwich Guildhall.
Dragon Hall, Norwich
Freemen grant helped save Dragon Hall, survey the site and help find a permanent role for the Grade 1 listed building in Norwich’s cultural life. It is now a writers’ centre.
Theatre Royal, Norwich
The freemen’s charity helped fund Stage Two, Norwich Theatre Royal’s new training and education centre.
The four-storey building, complete with an auditorium and performance space, will help the theatre work with even more young people.
Old Catton Football Club
Funding towards waterproof and training clothes, coaching qualifications and mid0week training on a 3G pitch.