In September 2008 NCAN received funding from the Big Lottery Fund Advice Plus Programme. The funding enabled the Steering Group agencies to strengthen and develop the network of advice agencies in Norfolk, with 2 members of staff working for NCAN. The network continued to grow and since the Lottery funding ended, the members have been committed to continuing the work of NCAN, focusing on meeting the needs of Norfolk residents, particularly those most disadvantaged by a lack of high quality, timely advice.