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.

For the financial year 2017/18 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 submission for the next round is 30 May 2017.  Completed applications which meet the eligibility criteria and are received by this date will be considered by the Civic & Community Committee at its meeting in June.

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

For the first round of awards 2016, the Civic & Community Committee agreed to award the following towards community projects at its meeting of 15 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 15 June.  Details of the meeting can be found here.

Grants were approved as follows:

Round 1

Organisation Grant
1st Walton Rainbows £200 Crafts, sports and cooking equipment
Felixstowe & District Horticultural Society £150 Felixstowe & District Horticultural Show 2016
Felixstowe & Walton United Football Club £1,000 Construction of new build Clubhouse & Changing rooms
Felixstowe Creative Arts Trust (F-CAT) £3,000 Start-up costs for a Performing Arts Centre for the Felixstowe Peninsula in St Mary’s Church, Trimley.
Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club £1,000 Upgrade of Ladies toilets/Showers
Felixstowe Friendly Visiting Service £500 Coach transportation for outings
Felixstowe Sea Angling Society £750 Refurbishing Kitchen & update toilet fittings
Home-start Suffolk: East  Ipswich & Coastal £500 Travel expenses for volunteers to support up to 7 Felixstowe based families on a weekly basis for the coming year
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)
Total £ 7,450  

 Round 2

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 2016/17 these are:

Art on the Prom £500
Citizen’s Advice Bureau £1,500
Felixstowe Carnival £500
Felixstowe Council for Sport and Recreation £200
Felixstowe Ferry Boatyard £200
Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue £1,500
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: http://suffolkcf.org.uk/apply/grants