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 2018, the Civic & Community Committee agreed to award the following towards community projects at its meeting of 20 June.  Details of the meeting can be found here.

For the second round of awards 2017, the Civic & Community Committee agreed to award the following towards community projects at its meeting of 13 December 2017.  Details of the meeting can be found here.

Grants were approved as follows:

Round 1 – 2018/19

Organisation Grant amount Project/Purpose
Boost Felixstowe Ltd  £1,500 Towards the cost of a Chaplaincy Garden
Felixstowe Carnival Association £1,000 Towards the ‘Last Night on the Proms’ Concert on the evening of Friday 27 July 2018
Felixstowe Radio £1,100 Towards the relocation of the Felixstowe Radio Aerial
Music in Felixstowe £1,000 Towards the free open air Proms Concert to celebrate Music In Felixstowe’s 10 Year Anniversary
Parkrun £300 Towards a new PA system and sim-free mobile phone for scanning runners
Peninsular Pyrates £500 Towards the Pirate Weekend at Landguard Fort 23 / 24 September 2018
Plastic-Free Felixstowe £800 Towards website enhancements, pop-up banners, stickers for the Plastic-Free Felixstowe Fun Day on 2 August 2018
Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) £350 Towards equipping new SARS responders & upgrading existing equipment
Total £6,550  

Round 2 – 2017/18

Organisation Grant amount Project/Purpose
1st Walton Rainbows £300 Towards the cost of craft materials, printing cartridges, paint, et cetera
365 (Felixstowe) Squadron, Air Training Corps £400 Towards fitness and sports equipment to aid fitness programme
ActivLives £582 Towards Walton ActivHub upgrade
Felixstowe Area Community Transport Ltd (FACTS) £2,000 Towards replacing 5/6 seat specialised, wheelchair accessible MPV type vehicle/bus
Felixstowe Book Festival £579.57 Towards three promotional banners
Felixstowe Hockey Club £500 Towards goalkeeping kit
Felixstowe Opportunity Group £1,500 Towards safety improvements to the outside play area
FOPWA £4,500 Towards the replacement of two roller shutters at “The Hut”
Music in Felixstowe £400 Towards roo mhire for the “Music for old people in Felixstowe” project
Parkrun Ltd £300 Towards start-up items for Parkrun Felixstowe including a gazebo, megaphone, table and clipboards
Revitalise Respite Holidays £354 Towards respite breaks for disabled people and their carers from Felixstowe
Rotary Club of Felixstowe Landguard £500 Towards the second Felixstowe Kite, Craft, Kids and Car Festival
Felixstowe Time Banking (c/o Community Action Suffolk) £1,000 Towards a Timebanking pilot in Felixstowe
Total £12,915.57  

In addition, the Town Council provides regular annual support to a number of other local organisations. For 2018/19 these are:

Art on the Prom £1,250
Citizen’s Advice Bureau £1,500
Felixstowe Carnival £1,500
Felixstowe Council for Sport and Recreation £200
Felixstowe/Harwich Ferry £1,000
Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service £1,500
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: