for the community of Marlpit, Larkman, North and West Earlham


The NELM Development Trust was…

...a charitable company, set up in 2000, to administer significant New Deal for Communities (NDC) funds.  The Trust became an active partnership of community groups and statutory agencies covering every aspect of local life including health, employment, education, sport and fitness, community cohesion, housing, the environment and crime.

NELM (North Earlham, Larkman and Marlpit) was one of the most deprived neighbourhoods in the UK.  Due to the level of social deprivation, the area was deemed to require extra support to bring about positive change for local people.

Over its 10 years, the NELM Development trust used the funding to support hundreds of local projects from large capital investments like the Business Centre on Ivy Road or The Garage in Norwich to small community grants such as football strips, play equipment or job clubs.  Many of the projects started with, or supported by NELM funding still continue to serve the people of the area.

In 2011, NELM became the Henderson Trust which manages the charities assets and uses the surplus profits from those assets and other funding streams to fund a range of projects and activities.