Local groups to benefit for new funding scheme

Posted by Town Hall Staff 29 October 2020

A Small Grant Scheme has been launched by an East Suffolk Community Partnership to support local voluntary and community groups.

 The Felixstowe Peninsula Community Partnership have today announced the launch the Small Grant Scheme which is available to voluntary and community groups within the Partnership area.

The scheme is aimed at tackling local priorities within the Partnership area, including isolation and loneliness, mental health and emotional wellbeing, physical health, financial hardship and educational attainment.

Funding is available for projects which addresses these priorities while benefiting the wider community. This can include providing interactive wellbeing programme sessions online, putting on physical activities for both individuals and families or starting a befriending project aimed at people who are socially isolated.

Cllr Mark Jepson, Chair of the Felixstowe Peninsula Community Partnership, said: “I am delighted to announce the launch of the Small Grant Scheme, which will support our local community across the peninsula. We are fortunate to have some outstanding local organisations, groups and charities, and welcome new groups also to apply.  I hope that this fund will provide them with the opportunity to respond to emerging issues and develop community resilience.”

The scheme offers grants between £250 and £2,000 and applications must be submitted by 04 December 2020.

For more information, full details about eligibility criteria and to apply, go to  www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/community/community-partnerships/community-partnership-small-grant-schemes/.