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.

East Anglian Brass Band

The freemen’s charity provided funding to by tickets for young brass musicians from Norwich to hear the Grimethorpe Colliery Band perform – helping to inspire a new generation of talent.

www.eabba.org.uk

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Cinema City, Norwich

Match-funding for building and restoration work

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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.

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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.

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Old Catton Football Club

Funding towards waterproof and training clothes, coaching qualifications and mid0week training on a 3G pitch.

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Norfolk Windmills Trust

Improved access and heritage to Stracey Arms Mill

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Norwich Eagle Canoe Club

Installation of steel-frame building for changing rooms and kit storage.

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