Local communities are set to benefit from new funding scheme announced by one of East Suffolk’s Community Partnerships.
The Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth and Surrounding Villages Community Partnership has launched a Small Grant Scheme which is available to voluntary and community groups within the local area.
The scheme is aimed at tackling priorities set by the Partnership in local areas, including developing active and sustainable transport solutions and/or community transport, tackling social isolation and loneliness, improving physical and mental health and wellbeing and enabling people to live healthy.
Funding is available for projects which addresses these priorities and can include activities that can help individuals, groups and families or benefit the wider community, either as a one off or as a series of activities/events, purchasing equipment to support community activity and targeted projects which addresses specific needs linked to the priorities set by the Partnership.
Cllr Judy Cloke, Chair of the Partnership, said: “I am delighted to announce the launch of our new small grants scheme, which is aimed at helping local voluntary and community groups deliver a wider range of community activities and projects which will improve and enhance the lives of our residents.”
The scheme offers grants between £500 and £1,000 and applications must be submitted by 4 January 2021. Full details about eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found below.