Available grants

SE These funds welcome applications from Social Enterprises.
Fund Type Status Maximum Opening Deadlines

Suffolk Rural Fund

Grants to support the work of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations and parish councils for  initiatives that aim to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in rural communities.

Core costs and project costs Open
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£4,000 21st December 2016
Outcomes expected end of February
More info & apply

Dulverton Trust Fund

Grants for small charities and charitable organisations with an annual income of under £200,000 that are addressing local needs throughout Suffolk and the adjoining counties of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Lincolnshire.

Core costs & project costs Open
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£5,000 22nd December 2016
Outcomes expected mid February
More info & apply

High Sheriff’s Fund

Grants for charitable, voluntary and community groups working with young people (aged 8-25) to address citizenship, community safety and crime prevention.

Project costs Open £1,500 31st December 2016
Outcomes expected end of February
More info & apply

Women & Girls Fund

Grants to support the work of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations that are delivering work to support local women and girls in need. This fund particularly welcomes applications that are towards early intervention, crisis prevention and education for women and girls.

Core costs & project costs Open
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£1,000 7th January 2017
Outcomes expected mid February
More info & apply

High Sheriff’s Awards

An awards programme to showcase the vibrant volunteering culture that is alive in Suffolk.

Awards Open
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26th January 2017 More info & apply

Safer Suffolk Fund

Grants to support the work of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations and parish councils that are delivering services that help make Suffolk a safer place to live, work, travel and invest in.

There will be further panels held throughout the year.

Core costs & project costs Open
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£20,000 but no grant will normally exceed 10% of an organisation’s total income 27th January 2017
Outcomes expected end of March
More info & apply

Suffolk Sports Fund

Grants to support charitable, voluntary and community groups that are aiming to increase participation in sport in Suffolk.

Core costs & project costs Open £2,000 27th January 2017
Outcomes expected mid-March
More info & apply

Working Together Awards

An award programme recognising outstanding service delivery or community development as a result of increased collaborative working.

Awards Open
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Awards of up to £10,000 27th January 2017 
Outcomes expected April
More info & apply

Port Community Fund

Grants for charitable, voluntary and community groups addressing the needs of residents in Ipswich, Felixstowe and the surrounding villages.

There will be further panels held throughout the year.

Core costs & project costs Open £2,000 3rd February 2017
Outcomes expected end of March
More info & apply

Youth Social Action Fund

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support projects in Suffolk that engage young people in volunteering and other activities that both benefit their communities and develop their skills.

Project costs Open
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£5,000 17th February 2017
Outcomes expected April 2017
More info & apply

Leiston and Sizewell Community Benefit Fund

Grants available for charitable, voluntary and community groups working in Leiston and Sizewell.

There will be further panels held throughout the year.

Core costs & project costs Open
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£20,000 27th February 2017
Outcomes expected end of April
More info & apply

Pargiter Trust Fund

Grants to support the work of charities, voluntary and community groups providing services, support or advice to older people.

Core costs & project costs Open
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£2,000 3rd March 2017
Outcomes expected mid-April
More info & apply

Suffolk Giving Fund and Private Funds

Grants for charitable, voluntary and community groups that are addressing need within Suffolk.

There will be further panels held throughout the year.

Applications for the Suffolk Giving Fund are welcomed between deadlines as we hold various Private Donor grant panels throughout the year who may be able to consider your request.

Core costs & project costs Open £2,000 6th March 2017
Outcomes expected end of April
More info & apply

Centenary Fund

Grants for Anglican organisations within the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich for projects that benefit the local community.

Core costs & project costs Open £2,000 31st March 2017
Outcomes expected mid May
More info & apply

Henry Smith Charity – County Grants

Grants for not-for-profit organisations or registered charities that are addressing need within Suffolk.

Core costs & project costs Open
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£500 - £10,000 for one year grant or £20,000 for a multi-year grant which can be spread over 2 – 3 years (it is unusual to award multi-year grants) Open all year round More info & apply

Henry Smith Charity – Main Grants

The Henry Smith Charity makes grants for work throughout the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Applications can be made for revenue funding (projects, core costs) and capital expenditure (buildings, equipment). For further information and to apply, please visit The Henry Smith Charity or contact the Foundation.

Core costs & project costs Open Open all year round More info & apply

Suffolk Disability Care Fund

Grants to purchase daily living equipment for people with disabilities. Applications accepted are to be completed by the beneficiary’s health professional.

Individuals Open £1,000 Open all year round More info & apply

Transforming Suffolk Loan Fund

Loans are available for charitable, voluntary and community groups delivering work in Suffolk.

Loans Open
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£50,000 Open all year round More info & apply

Children & Young People’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing Fund

Grants to support the work of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations that are working to improve the emotional wellbeing of children and young people in Suffolk, their families and carers.

Core costs & project costs Closed
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£20,000 More info & apply

Comic Relief Local Communities Programme

Grants to support community groups running projects that are working to advance people’s physical and mental health, wellbeing and safety.

Project costs Closed
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£5,000 More info & apply

Dementia Friendly Communities Fund

Grants to support the work of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations and parish councils that are working to create a greater awareness and understanding of dementia in our communities, and supporting individuals with dementia and their carers.

There will be further panels held throughout the year.

Core costs & project costs Closed
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£5,000 More info & apply

Essex & Suffolk Water Community Fund

Grants to help voluntary organisations increase or develop their services, including equipment and training. Organisations must be located within the Essex & Suffolk Water supply area.

Project costs Closed £1,000 More info & apply

Fonnereau Road Health Foundation Fund

Grants towards equipment which will improve physical and mental health in Suffolk.

There will be further panels held throughout the year.

Equipment & capital costs only Closed
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£5,000
More info & apply

Hopkins Homes Building Communities Fund

Grants are available for local charitable, voluntary and community groups that are addressing need within Suffolk.

There will be further panels held throughout the year.

Core costs & project costs Closed
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£2,000 More info & apply

Martineau Fund

Grants are available for local charitable, voluntary and community groups that are addressing need within Suffolk.

There will be further panels held throughout the year.

Core costs & project costs Closed £2,000 More info & apply

Lovewell Blake Fund

Grants are available for charitable, voluntary and community groups that are addressing social need within Waveney

Core costs & project costs Closed £2,000 More info & apply

Raising the Bar Community Fund

Grants to support children and young people in ‘coming to school ready to learn’. The fund is aimed at projects which focus on raising aspiration and attainment that are working towards the following outcomes:

  • Every child reaches their potential
  • Every child is given the best preparation for life before and beyond school

There will be further panels held throughout the year.

Project costs Closed
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£20,000 More info & apply

Ridgeons Community Fund

Grants for small, local voluntary and community groups and organisations undertaking charitable work  to support projects aimed at improving health, and those working with children, young people and families. Groups must be located within 10 miles of a Ridgeons branch.

Project costs Closed £750 More info & apply

Small Grants Fund

Grants of up to £900 are available for charitable, voluntary and community groups that are addressing need within Suffolk.

Core costs & project costs Closed £900 More info & apply

Sport Relief Community Cash

Sport Relief Community Cash grants of £500 to £1,000 are available to small organisations in Suffolk and north Essex that are doing great work to help local people living tough lives.

Core costs & project costs Closed
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£1,000 More info & apply

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership Community Challenge Fund

An award scheme for charities and social enterprises in Norfolk and Suffolk to run projects aimed at supporting disadvantaged people to become job-ready and gain employment.

Awards Closed
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Awards of £20,000 More info & apply

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