Leiston and Sizewell Community Benefit Fund

Type Core costs & project costs
Status Closed
Applications accepted from social enterprises? Yes
Maximum £20,000


Grants will be made between the minimum amount of £500 and the maximum amount of £20,000.00 with decisions made by a grants panel that will meet twice a year. Grants awarded are generally between £2,000 and £3,000.

This fund provides a grants programme for Leiston and Sizewell’s voluntary and community groups that operate within the Town Council boundary of Leiston and Sizewell.  Organisations operating outside of this geographical area of interest will need to demonstrate that they are serving people in the designated area.

Suffolk Community Foundation is delivering this fund on behalf of Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Limited.

Who can apply?

Grant applications are invited from community groups and not for profit organisations. It will also consider applications from Community Interest Companies or other social enterprises whose work is recognised as charitable and whose supporting constitution allows it.  All applying organisations must be working for the benefit of people living or working in Suffolk.

What sort of work with the Fund support?

Suffolk Community Foundation is looking for projects that will be able to meet the key criteria of the Fund, and these are:

  • Supporting local solutions to local needs
  • Promoting community cohesion
  • Developing sustainable and supportive communities
  • Tackling disadvantage
  • Promoting health and wellbeing
  • Core costs if you can make a strong case


In addition to our grantmaking guidelines, the following apply:

  • Purposes which are adverse to the interests of Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Limited and EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd

What you need to know

  • Grant spend must commence within nine months, and the total grant must be spent within one year of receipt.
  • The project will be monitored by either Suffolk Community Foundation’s grant officer and/or a representative of Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Limited, as the Fund is a collaborative project.
  • Suffolk Community Foundation’s Appeals Procedures governs the Leiston and Sizewell Community Benefit Fund.

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