Armed Forces Weekend Legacy Grant Fund

A  new fund has been set up to provide a lasting legacy following the success of the Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend in June 2017, using the  surplus fund , totalling £10,796.  This fund was made possible by contributions from Suffolk Coastal District Council and others who supported the 2017 Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend event.  See our newspost here for further details of this successful event.

Given the short-term nature of the fund and the timing, coinciding with the centenary year of the end of the First World War, a responsive application process has been introduced to attract a wide number of applicants throughout the year.

Individuals who wish to apply for a grant must do so via a military-related charity such as the Royal British Legion.  The minimum grant amount is £100.  Funding requests above £500 will be considered depending on the nature of the project.  All applications for projects relating to WWI Centenary Commemorations and/or projects that benefit armed forces personnel, veterans or cadets in Felixstowe and / or the wider Suffolk Coastal District area will be most welcome.



Occasional Grants from the Town Council

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.

There is a total of £25,000 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.

For information on how to apply please read our Grants Policy

To download an application form please click here

Grant applications are considered twice a year by Council’s Civic & Community Committee.

Deadline for completed applications to be consider for Round 1 is 31 May and for Round 2 its 30 November.  Completed applications which meet the eligibility criteria and are received by theses date will be considered by the Civic & Community Committee at its meetings in June and December.

For further information on Grants, help with the application process or to submit your completed application form please contact Debbie Frost or 01394 282086.

Previous grant awards given:

For the first round of awards 2017, the Civic & Community Committee agreed to award the following towards community projects at its meeting of 21 June.   Details of the meeting can be found here.

For the second round of awards 2016, the Civic & Community Committee agreed to award the following towards community projects at its meeting of 14 December 2016.  Details of the meeting can be found here.

Grants were approved as follows:

Round 1 – 2017/18

Organisation Grant amount Project/Purpose
 6th Old Felixstowe Scout Group £650 match funding Towards the cost of a camping trailer
ActivLives £280 Towards equipment for community led activity classes held at Walton Community Hall mainly for ages over 55
Community Friendship Club £100 Towards a Wheelchair for trips out for sheltered housing residents
Cycle Felixstowe £667 Towards cycle stand, tools and events display materials
Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service £1,500 Towards the cost of a navigation system for new rescue boat
Mencap Sport Opportunities £1,500 Archery and horse riding projects
National Coastwatch Felixstowe £2,500 Towards provision of CCTV at Clifflands Car Park to monitor kite surfers and put footage on internet and provide beach safety.
Orwell District Scouts £250 Towards the cost of St Georges Day Parade
Seaton Road Methodist Church £540 Toward the cost of building a kitchenette which will be used by the many groups who use the hall.
Suffolk Accident Rescue Service £350 Equipment for members/teams who respond in the Felixstowe area (dependent on what kit is used and needs to be replaced)
Visit Felixstowe CIC £4,000 Towards events material for the CIC and contribution towards a multicultural event
Total £12,337  

Round 2 – 2016/17

Organisation Grant
ABLE Felixstowe £1,350 To replace the electric boiler with a gas boiler for local community building including Community Café
Access Community Trust £100 To provide Christmas food & toiletries as gifts for 16-24 year olds who have found themselves to be homeless, living in accommodation in Felixstowe
Eastern Edge Theatre Company £200 Guys & Dolls production to be staged at the Spa Pavilion in January involving 25 young people from ages 16-21
FACTS Felixstowe Area Community Transport Ltd £1,000 Upgrading of specialist wheelchair adapted vehicles
Felixstowe Book Festival £500 Author’s fees, accommodation, hire of venue for the session for one of the internationally published and acclaimed author and also to raise awareness about issues relating to dementia through life story work with people living with dementia in the local Community. 
Felixstowe Secondary Schools’ Archive £1,500 To purchase suitable equipment to record oral histories of ex-staff and ex-students from secondary schools in Felixstowe.  To develop a professional and attractive display of materials to assist requests from interested groups for talks to be delivered about the Archive of Secondary Education in Felixstowe.
Revitalise Respite Holidays £500 To provide essential breaks for disabled people and carers from Felixstowe.
Rotary Club of Felixstowe Landguard £600 The project aims are to promote the first of an annual Festival that will feature kite demonstrations, a large craft fair, plenty of activities for children and a static display of classic cars.
St Andrews Pre-School Group £1,800 To provide much needed equipment  including Indoor Climbing frame, safety mats, 2 x Kindle Fire kids edition tablets, Maths Puzzles and Small World figures.
Total £ 7,550  

In addition, the Town Council provides regular annual support to a number of other local organisations. For 2017/18 these are:

Art on the Prom £750
Citizen’s Advice Bureau £1,500
Felixstowe Carnival £1,000
Felixstowe Council for Sport and Recreation £200
Felixstowe/Harwich Ferry £1,000
Landguard Fort £1,000
Landguard Partnership £1,000
Salzwedel Twinning Association £200
Wesel Twinning Association £200
Level Two Youth Project £10,000

Other grant awarding bodies

Please click on the following links for information on the funding opportunities available from other grant making organisations:

Suffolk Coastal District 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: