|Applications accepted from social enterprises?||Yes|
|Maximum||Awards of up to £10,000|
What is the Working Together Fund?
The Working Together Community Fund is an awards programme open to Suffolk’s voluntary and community organisations. Funded by Suffolk County Council, the programme is managed by Suffolk Community Foundation with the objective of recognising outstanding service delivery or community activity as a result of increased collaborative working. The programme will make awards of up to £10,000.
Who can apply?
The fund is open to charities, 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 will the fund reward?
The fund aims to support “working together” initiatives, it would be expected that there is a large element of “roll your sleeves up” approach as well as some joint working with other organisations who are not normally seen as partners.
It will fund projects that have been completed in the last year or where the majority of the delivery has taken place. It can be existing work but looks for real collaboration and a high level of community and volunteer input.
You will need to demonstrate clearly what outcomes have been achieved and how these have been enhanced by your working together.
Examples of previous winners
What sort of work will not be eligible for the scheme?
Our Grant Guidelines will provide you with the information about what this fund will not support. Please refer to them before completing your application form.
Successful applications will not only achieve the distinction associated with receiving a Working Together Award but will also benefit from a financial award.
If you feel that your organisation or group has delivered a project that is worthy of an award from the Working Together Fund you should in the first instance telephone a Grants Officer on 01473 602602 to discuss your proposed application. If it is agreed that you meet the award’s criteria, you will be encouraged to complete the application form which can be found below.