Coronavirus Grants from the Town Council
In these uncertain times, we know that the Council can make a difference through our grants process so we have launched a streamlined grant application process to enable community organisations and charities to get a quick decision on funding. There is a total of £25,000 available.
To download an application form please click here
Any properly constituted group, club or organisation based in Felixstowe and/or operating for the benefit of its residents can apply.
If you need help with the application process or to submit your completed application form please contact Debbie Frost email@example.com or 01394 288192.
Coronavirus Grant awards given so far include:
|Felixstowe Area Community Transport||£2,000||To provide delivery services of medical supplies and provisions during the Pandemic. Report|
|Citizens Advice Bureau||£3000||Core funding to help with their COVID-19 response, inc. remote working hardware. Report|
|Age UK||£1,000||To provide Good Day calls to Felixstowe residents. They will publicise through social media, ESC and Social prescribing group, local press and radio.|
|Felixstowe Sewing School||£120||Materials to sew scrubs for the Ipswich & Colchester Hospital Trust – Additional scrubs are required as there|
|Felixstowe Radio||£951.19||New broadcasting streamer and helping to deliver services during the Covid-19 pandemic.|
|Explorers, Salvation Army||£408||Explorers Outreach to families during COVID-19 – Sending 24 packs out to families in need.|
|Emmaus||£630||To provide boredom packs to Felixstowe Volunteers who are struggling to cope including supporting with phone calls. Report|
|Lighthouse Women’s Aid||£1,308||To purchase 2 laptops for homeworking to provide support to women in abusive relationships|
Other Coronavirus Related Funding
Felixstowe Relief Charity
In these uncertain times the Felixstowe Relief Charity has a small fund available to provide relief to beneficiaries who are in need, by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial or other disadvantage or to aid education. Please read their Grants policy here. There are two application forms, one for organisations which can be downloaded here and one for individuals here.
Please click on the following links for information on the funding opportunities available from other grant making organisations:
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.
For the year 2020/21 a total of £25,000 has been made 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. This year, grants required to provide aid for the Coronavirus are now taking a priority.
Once Council’s Civic & Community Committee are able to meet again, details will be shown on this webpage and local community groups will be contacted. If you are a member of a community group and would like to be updated on our grants please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01394 288192 and ask to go on the mailing list.
Previous grant awards given:
For the first round of awards 2019, the Civic & Community Committee agreed to award the following towards community projects at its meeting of 19 June. Details of the meeting can be found here.
For the second round of awards 2019, 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, click on the word report under Project/Purpose to receive an update on how each organisation used their grant:
Round 1 – 2019/20
|Felixstowe Area Community Transport||£2,000||Towards the cost of accessibility modifications for a new minibus. Report|
|Felixstowe Coast Watch||£1,500||Towards the replacement of their old Monocular Scope with Binoculars. Report|
|Felixstowe Creative Arts Trust (F-CAT)||£1,100||Towards the development of Two Sisters Arts Centre. Report|
|Felixstowe Friendly Visiting Service||£945||Towards providing coach transport for outings for the elderly, isolated, and disabled people within the Felixstowe Area. Report|
|Felixstowe Musical Theatre||£400||Towards the purchase of a modern amplifier (portable Bluetooth Speaker) Report|
|Majestic Voices||£600||Towards the purchase of a keyboard/electric piano and quotes|
|Pier Projects||£1,000||Towards a programme of contemporary art, community engagement, and work with young people in Felixstowe. Report|
|Stennetts Community Cafe||£500||Towards their Free Lunch and Activity Project. Report|
Round 2 – 2019/2020
|Black & White Productions||£1200||Towards a new drama production commemorating Felixstowe’s role in Battle of Britain. Report|
|Citizens Advice Bureau||£900||Towards display equipment replacement. Report|
|Felixstowe & Corinthians Cricket Club||£1000||Towards replacement netting for practice facilities. Report|
|Dellwood Lawn Tennis Club||£750||Towards renovation and development of club facilities which house tennis equipment. Report|
|Felixstowe Area Community Transport Ltd (FACTS)||£2000||Towards accessibility modifications for a new minibus. Report|
|Felixstowe Book Festival||£335||Towards a book write event “How to be Autistic” Report|
|Felixstowe Prom Junior Parkrun||£200||Towards weighted cones and table|
|Felixstowe Sea Angling Society||£1750||Towards the replacement of entrance doors, fascia boards, soffits, guttering, downpipe installation of bird guards|
|Felixstowe Swimming Club||£700||Towards professional swimming courses & advertising|
|Felixstowe Twins Club||£1000||Towards venue hire and general promotion of group. Report|
|Hamilton MAS Micro Arts Space by the Sea||£1000||Ringfenced grand towards establishing a young people’s creative arts – artYsPaceS – subject to completion of funding. Report|
|Happy Globe CIC||£1000||Cowpasture Meadow Wildlife Reserve: Compost, seeds, timber, beehives. Report|
|Laydens Community Cafe||£409.75||Towards replacement of cash register, chiller, and improved marketing|
|Memory Lane (Felixstowe Dementia Alliance)||£1000||Towards arts and crafts activities. Report|
|Save the Children||£373.82||Towards battery/electric operated Santa Sleigh and Speakers. Report|
|St John Ambulance||£800||Towards a Gazebo. Report|
|Suffolk Wildlife Trust||£360||For the purchase of a projector for talks|
|Timebanking||£275||Towards local initiatives being supported by the Felixstowe Timebank|
In addition, the Town Council provides regular annual support to a number of other local organisations. For 2020/21 these are:
Art on the Prom £2,000
Felixstowe Book Festival £2,000 Report
Citizen’s Advice Bureau £2,500 Report
Felixstowe Carnival £2,000
Felixstowe Council for Sport and Recreation £200 Report
Felixstowe/Harwich Ferry £1,000
Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service £1,500 Report
Landguard Fort £1,000
Landguard Partnership £1,000
Salzwedel Twinning Association £200
Wesel Twinning Association £200
Level Two Youth Project £10,000 Report
Other grant awarding bodies
East Suffolk 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