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Geoffrey Watling Charity

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The Geoffrey Watling Charity, established in 1993, distributes grants for charitable purposes to organisations throughout Norfolk and the Waveney District of Suffolk.

In total, to May 2024, we have awarded 1,954 grants totalling £9,929,030.

Your organisation may be eligible for a grant from The Geoffrey Watling Charity.

What type of causes do we support?

We will consider any application from any charitable organisation operating within Norfolk or the Waveney District of Suffolk.

How much money can you apply for?

We support smaller applications from £1000 or less to larger ones normally up to £30,000.

Is it complicated to apply?

It’s not complicated. You can register now and complete your application online within 15 minutes.

How long does it take to get a grant?

It can take up to 16 weeks, assuming that the application is completed correctly. Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received.

More questions?

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The Samson & Hercules, Tombland, Norwich was owned and operated by Geoffrey Watling throughout the 1950s

Who was Geoffrey Watling?

Geoffrey Watling was a very successful and highly respected Norwich businessman for over 60 years. Geoffrey set up and funded The Geoffrey Watling Charity. The Geoffrey Watling Charity has distributed over £8million pounds and continues to support organisations for charitable purposes throughout Norfolk and the Waveney District of Suffolk.

The Geoffrey Watling Charity

8a Ber Street, Norwich, NR1 3EJ

Registered Charity Number 1025258

The Object of the Charity is to pay or apply the annual income of the Charity’s funds to such charity or charities or for such charitable purpose or purposes as the trustees shall from time to time in their absolute discretion determine.

1,954 grants made to May 2024.

£9,929,030 total value

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