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Funding boost for local communities

Posted by Suffolk Coastal District Council on 20 December 2018 | Comments

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Local community groups have received a funding boost of just under £126,000 this year - thanks to Suffolk Coastal.

The Enabling Communities Budget (ECB) was set up in December 2013 to support local projects and activities which benefit those living in the district.

The funding programme was included in the East Suffolk Business Plan - a document which presents the key priorities for Suffolk Coastal in partnership with Waveney. 

So far this year, Suffolk Coastal’s councillors have supported over 109 projects and community initiatives, with a total of £125,992.57 in funding.

The budget has supported everything from new play areas, improvements to community buildings, charities that help the members of our communities, sports clubs and activities which cater to all ages.

Cllr TJ Haworth-Culf, Suffolk Coastal’s Cabinet Member for Customers, Communities and Leisure said: “I am delighted that we have been able to support so many great organisations this year.

“One of the key priorities in our Business Plan is enabling communities to develop and deliver worthwhile schemes and projects to local people. This funding is an important contribution to that ambition.

“The scheme ensures that we are able to support the breadth of our district, including younger and older people, and get behind projects and activities that benefit our communities, protects our heritage and teaches crucial life skills.”

This year each councillor have £6,500 to spend on new projects, enhancing existing projects or community groups in their ward. The 2018/19 budget ends in March 2019.

Visit our Enabling Communities Budget  page for more information.