Occasional Grants

Felixstowe Town Council is committed to supporting and strengthening the many networks and community groups that help to make a positive difference to Felixstowe as a place to live, work and visit, for everyone.  We know that the Council can make a difference through our grants process, but it is also important that we seek a relationship with many of these groups to explore other ways in which they can develop and grow as they need to.

For the year 2023/24 a total of £25,000 has been made available to support community organisations which are able demonstrate a clear need for financial support and which contribute towards the vision and aims for Felixstowe. Projects and activities must have a specific benefit to residents of Felixstowe.  We are particularly keen to hear about any Environmental projects that you are planning and require funds towards. 

The upcoming deadline to apply for Occasional Grants has been extended to 5pm on 7th December 2023. To download an application form please  Click here.

Any properly constituted group, club or organisation based in Felixstowe and/or operating for the benefit of its residents can apply.

Please read Council’s Occasional Grant Policy here for guidance on how to complete and what to include in your application.  If you need help with the application process or to submit your completed application form please contact Debbie Frost debbie.frost@felixstowe.gov.uk or 01394 288192.

Previous grant awards given:

For the first round of awards 2022-23, the Civic & Community Committee considered the applications at a grant consultation meeting on 15 June.    For the second round of awards 2022-23, the Civic & Community Committee agreed to award the following  grants towards community projects at its meeting of 14 December 2022.  Details of the meeting can be found here.

Grants were approved as follows, click on the word report under Project/Purpose to receive an update on how each organisation used their grant:

Round 1 – 2022/23

Organisation Project/Purpose Grant amount
ActivLives Saturday ActivSport Hub – Felixstowe.   Report £960
Felixstowe Creative Arts Trust/Two Sisters Arts Centre Felixstowe Maritime Festival. Report £250
Felixstowe & Walton Utd FC Development of Langley Avenue Playing Fields. Report £2,000
Landguard Trust Volunteer Workshop Refurbishment.  Report £1,440
OFCA Jubilee Courtyard. Report £1,000
Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) SARS Felixstowe activity. Report £500
St Philips Community Hub Christmas Flower decoration and Christmas Party with Gift.   Report £990
Suffolk Mind Mental Health Training for Felixstowe Town Pastors. Report £1,600
The Salvation Army, Felixstowe Summer Holiday Meal and Activity. Report £470
WAMFest Felixstowe Festival Events WAMFest Felixstowe Women Arts and Music. Report £2,000
TOTAL   £11,210

Round 2 – 2022/2023

Organisation Project/Purpose Grant amount
Disability Advice Service – East Suffolk Equipment for expansion of the service. Report £1,236
FACTS Replace office equipment and improve volunteer and staff facilities. Report £2,000
Felixstowe Creative Arts Trust/Two Sisters Arts Centre Five year anniversary art installation. Report £250
Felixstowe Radio Felixstowe Radio New Studios Project. Report £1,335
Headway Suffolk ITo support people living in Felixstowe who have neurological conditions. Report £500
Landguard Conservation Trust (Landguard Bird Observatory) LBO Ringing and Data Collection. Report £1,500
Manna Pop up shop Shipping container for pop up shop storage. Report £1,000
Music in Felixstowe Music for All project to include school children, care homes and other special groups. Report £1,000
Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club Ltd Water safety equipment – life jackets for free taster sessions. Report £1,250
Save the Children Fund Major refit/ refurbishment of the Rudolph trailer 2022. Report £1,893.08
TS Landguard – Felixstowe Sea Cadets Replacement Rigid Inflatable Rescue Boat (RIB) – Associated Safety Costs and Modifications.  Report £1,800
Total £13,764.08  

In addition, the Town Council provides regular annual support to a number of other local organisations. For 2023/24 these are:

Art on the Prom £2,000 
Felixstowe Book Festival £2,000 Report
Citizen’s Advice Bureau £3,000 Report
Felixstowe Carnival £3,000 Report
Felixstowe Council for Sport and Recreation £300 
Felixstowe/Harwich Ferry £1,000
Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service £1,500 Report
Landguard Fort £1,000 
Salzwedel Twinning Association £200
Wesel Twinning Association £200 
Level Two Youth Project £10,000 Report

Other Funding

Felixstowe Relief Charity

Felixstowe Relief Charity has a small fund available to provide relief to beneficiaries who are in need, by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial or other disadvantage or to aid education.  Please read their Grants policy  here, a simple guide to cost of living grants can be found here, and an application form can be found here.  Please contact one of the trustees for further information Margaret Morris, telephone  01394 274345 or Darren Aitchison, telephone 07838 215964, Email trustees.frc@gmail.com

Please click on the following links for information on the funding opportunities available from other grant making organisations:

Other grant awarding bodies


East Suffolk Council


Suffolk County Council

Does not provide grants directly but see their role as helping people apply for external grants. More information can be found here:


Suffolk Community Foundation

Many of Suffolk’s small community grants are administered through the Suffolk Community Foundation. For up to date information and a list of funds visit: http://suffolkcf.org.uk/apply/grants