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 November 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 December.
For further information on Grants, help with the application process or to submit your completed application form please contact Debbie Frost firstname.lastname@example.org or 01394 282086.
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
|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|
Round 2 – 2016/17
|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.|
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: http://suffolkcf.org.uk/apply/grants