The Enabling Community Budgets (ECBs) are intended to support activities delivered by community, voluntary and social enterprise organisations. A total of £412,500 has been allocated from New Homes Bonus (funding generated through new houses built in the district) for 2021/2022. This gives each of the 55 elected members of East Suffolk Council a £7,500 Enabling Communities Budget to spend on community projects or to develop new projects in their ward to tackle local need.
Below are just a few examples of the type of projects this fund has helped previously;
If you are a community group interested in receiving ECB funding, please contact your district councillor to discuss your project idea. The application form should be completed and signed by your group in liaison with the local Councillor. Once complete, the application should then be sent to the Councillor for them to approve and submit to East Suffolk Council’s Funding Team. Please see link below for the scheme guidance and application template:
Please be aware that this fund will reopen on 1st April 2021, therefore no applications will be processed until after this date.
East Suffolk Council is keen to promote how its funding is used as it stimulates other projects in the district and encourages future applications. Please acknowledge East Suffolk Council funding support in all relevant project publicity and use the council’s logo to promote our support