The Charity

The Worstead Village Festival Charity

Charity no. 1137770

Company no. 6946197


To support local organisations and groups for all ages and abilities through giving grants towards their capital projects from money raised through an annual two-day summer festival

School children, a community choir and its audiences, an archives group dedicated to charting the history of a Norfolk town and a group working towards updating play equipment were among those to benefit from the latest handouts from the Worstead Festival charity.

The charity has a long history of helping groups and organisations both in its villages and in neighbouring parishes. The effort that goes into the festival over the course of the entire year is worthwhile when we get to give these grants to groups who are doing so much good for their communities.

“The very generous donation (£2,500) has enabled us to start putting plans together to bring about the new play park in the new year. The donation means a lot of all members of the committee and we would all like to personally thank everyone involved with organising such a well-loved and well-supported festival.”
Matthew Smith, North Walsham Play

“Thanks to the awesome Worstead Festival committee for donating £500 to our group, The North Walsham and District Community Archive, to help with our work archiving the area’s history. This will help enormously. We plan to buy storage equipment for keeping our massive collection of photos and documents safely stored, both digitally and physically, and also a new portable scanner to aid in digitising photos ‘on location’.”
Wayne Beauchamp, North Walsham & District Community Archive

Grant Applications

Worstead Village Festival Charity welcomes grant applications from eligible groups.

The deadline for grants in 30th September.

Applications should be made in writing, stating the full details of what the grant is for, exactly who is applying and who would benefit. A full breakdown of costs should be provided and quotations for purchases or goods being procured externally.

The grant form can be downloaded here.

Please download our grant policy here.

The application may be submitted by emailing

Groups the Worstead Festival has supported.

  • Worstead parish church
  • Sloley parish church
  • Swanton Abbott parish church
  • Westwick parish church
  • Tunstead parish church
  • North Walsham parish church
  • Worstead Village Hall
  • Schools, nurseries and Friends groups in Worstead, North Walsham, Dilham and Swanton Abbott
  • Various village projects and celebratory events, including the Queen’s Silver and Golden jubilees
  • North Walsham Swiming Pool Fund
  • The Choir Worstead
  • Worstead Parent, Toddler and Baby Group
  • Youth Club
  • Worstead Fellowship
  • North Walsham CAB
  • Nelson’s Journey
  • The Benjamin Foundation
  • Worstead Daycare Centre
  • Cancer research fund
  • Norfolk and Norwich Hospital units
  • Guild of Weavers and Dyers
  • The WI
  • Worstead Station
  • Worstead Cricket Club
  • North Walsham Rugby Club
  • Children’s football teams locally
  • Worstead Carpet Bowls Club
  • Skate parks in North Walsham and Stalham
  • Youth groups including ATC and Scouts