As part of East Suffolk Council’s response to the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on vulnerable residents, a community fund is available to support those in need.
Managed by the East Suffolk Communities team, the fund will provide financial support for new and existing groups who are helping vulnerable people in their homes, and to relieve the financial hardship of residents during these uncertain times. Funding can be used in many ways, including the support of pop-up food banks, buying essential goods or services for individuals, supporting telephone befriending services or providing funding for fuel to enable Good Neighbour Scheme volunteers to deliver medicines across the district. Other East Suffolk staff will be redeployed to support to the Communities team in allocating this funding.
Grants of between £50 and £1,000 will be available for projects which support local residents who are struggling due to the virus. Larger requests for funding will be considered under exceptional circumstances.
Anyone wishing to highlight a resident or group in need of support is asked to contact the Communities team via email before submitting an application.