NORAH’s full name is the Norfolk Archives and Heritage Development Foundation. It is an independent charity that was established in 2016 as a Foundation Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). It is registered with the Charity Commission under reference number 1167279.
NORAH aim is the advancement of education for the public benefit, in the history of Norfolk, by working in conjunction with the Norfolk Record Office and its partner organisations, in particular but not exclusively by funding:
a. The acquisition, preservation and processing of records and printed materials worthy of permanent retention so they can be made accessible to the public by the Norfolk Record Office and its partner organisations.
b. Projects and activities which engage different audiences with records and printed materials worthy of permanent preservation.
Though NORAH acknowledges the Norfolk Record Office as its main partner, it realises that Norfolk’s archival heritage is so vast that organisations need to work together to realise the full potential of this unique and priceless resource. It welcomes approaches from any organisation interested in or responsible for Norfolk’s archives who want to undertake projects which match NORAH’s charitable objectives.