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Enabling Communities Exemplar Programme

The Enabling Communities Exemplar Programme provides grant funding to enable community groups to deliver new ‘flagship’ projects. These will have a positive impact across our communities that need more funding than is available through the Enabling Communities Budgets. 

The Exemplar Programme is a rolling programme, with no set application deadlines and you should receive a decision within 8 weeks of us receiving your completed application. Groups can apply for between £1,000 and £10,000 to help fund a specific project or activity. 

To be eligible for funding, the project must be supported by your local ward councillor or the relevant Cabinet portfolio holder(s), for projects covering a wider geographical area. A letter of support must be submitted from the relevant councillor with your application relating specifically to the proposed project.

Information on who your local ward councillor is, will be made available after the elections on 2 May 2019.


East Suffolk Council wants to promote how its funding is used to stimulate other projects in the district and encourage future applications. Please acknowledge East Suffolk Council funding support in all relevant publicity.

The council’s logo, where applicable, and an in text reference to the financial support received from the council should be used within all project publicity.