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 2024/25 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 deadline to apply for Round 2 of our Occasional Grants is 30 November 2024. 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 2024-25, the Civic & Community Committee considered the applications at a grant consultation meeting on 12 June.    For the second round of awards 2023-24, the Civic & Community Committee agreed to award the following  grants towards community projects at its meeting of 13 December 2023.  Details of the meetings can be found here.

Grants were approved as follows, for further details and to see reports on how the money was spent go to the Annual Town Meeting page here

Round 1 – 2024/25

Organisation Project/Purpose Grant amount
Felixstowe Museum 80th anniversary of the crashing of the Lancaster Bomber LM258 event £500
Breast Friends Surgery kits, publicity material and refreshments for breast cancer survivor events £750
Dora Brown Felixstowe Families Project – Usual costs include – waste removal, flooring, laundry, furniture and storage £1,000
Fairtrade Forum Visit of Patrick Kaberia £200
Ipswich Skating Club Back to Skate at Felixstowe  £500
Save the Children Trailer Tarpaulin £36.99
T S Landguard Felixstowe Sea Cadets Training room furniture £2,000
Felixstowe Society Heritage Open Day promotion £1,600
WAMFest  Multicultural Workshops WAMFest 2024  £500
TOTAL   £7,086.99

Round 2 – 2023/2024

Organisation Project/Purpose Grant amount
Cuppa PAT Testing equipment for Repair Café £445
 Felixstowe & Suffolk Bowling Club Repair and improve walkways and footpaths £1,000
Felixstowe Community Hospital League of Friends Hospital Staff Garden Rest Area £1,650
Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club Safety Boat Rebuild & Replacement Engine £500
Felixstowe Men’s Shed Enhanced Woodturning £1,200
Friends of Felixstowe Library Felixstowe Library Audio Visual Corner  £4,000
Headway Suffolk Support for People with Neurological Conditions £500
Home-Start in Suffolk Volunteer recruitment and training  £1,000
Music in Felixstowe Free Music for All – 2024 £2,000
Old Felixstowe Nursery Teaching children life skills and understanding of the community and world around us. To include Den building kit, and role play equipment. £720
St Andrews Pre School Healthy Start project to widen children’s food experiences £720
St Philips Community Hub To replace defibrillator pads  £175
Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) SARS Felixstowe activity £500
Suffolk Mind The Felixstowe Counselling & Cost of Living Support Project £1,980*
The Salvation Army Job Club to develop IT and employability skills through purchase of 6 Chromebooks £550
TOTAL   £16,940
  • *£1,980 for Suffolk Mind’s Counselling and Cost of Living Support Project was funded via Council’s Cost of Living fund.
  • 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 
Citizen’s Advice Bureau £3,000 
Felixstowe Carnival £3,000 
Felixstowe Council for Sport and Recreation £300 
Felixstowe/Harwich Ferry £1,000
Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service £1,500 
Landguard Fort £1,000 
Salzwedel Twinning Association £200
Wesel Twinning Association £200 
Level Two Youth Project £10,000 

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