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 Occasional Grants Policy 2019-20

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 debbie.frost@felixstowe.gov.uk 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 2018, the Civic & Community Committee agreed to award the following towards community projects at its meeting of 19 December.  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 – 2018/19

Organisation Grant amount Project/Purpose
Citizen’s Advice Bureau £2000 Towards Advice Outreach Services
Felixstowe & Corinthians Cricket Club £1000 Towards an Electronic Scoreboard
Felixstowe Area Community Transport Ltd (FACTS) £2000 Towards replacing a 14 seat Wheelchair accessible MPV
Felixstowe Men’s Shed £832 Towards Safety Equipment and Power Tools
Felixstowe Opportunity Group £600 Towards First Aid, Food Hygeine, Safeguarding. Autism awareness training
Felixstowe Sea Angling Society £1500 Towards the replacement of windows in the Clubhouse
Homestart £1000 Towards preparation course costs for Safeguard Volunteers in Felixstowe
Majestic Voices £300 Towards marketing material to promote the choir
Revitalise Respite Holidays £764 Towards 2 respite breaks for carers from Felixstowe
The Basic Life Charity £450 Towards start-up items for Parkrun Felixstowe including a gazebo, megaphone, table and clipboards
Felixstowe Wesel Association £500 45th Anniversary event for Felixstowe’s twinning with Wesel.
Total £10,946  

In addition, the Town Council provides regular annual support to a number of other local organisations. For 2019/20 these are:

Art on the Prom £2,000
Felixstowe Book Festival £2,000
Citizen’s Advice Bureau £2,500
Felixstowe Carnival £2,000
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

Armed Forces Weekend Legacy Grant Fund

A  fund was been set up to as a legacy to 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.

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.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION FORM FOR THE AFW LEGACY FUND GRANT

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

http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/community/community-grants-and-funding/

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:

http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/community-and-safety/community-volunteering-and-funding/funding-and-grants/   

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