Voluntary organisations, community groups and faith networks can soon access fresh grant funding for projects that help ease cost of living pressures this winter.
The East Suffolk Cost of Living Winter Grant Fund, made possible with funding from the Suffolk Collaborative Communities Board, will provide grants for projects that help East Suffolk residents to stay warm and fed during the colder months.
Organisations can apply for between £500 and £2,500 from a total fund of £40,000 for a wide range of projects – as long as they support individuals and families to stay warm and/or to access healthy nutritious food, particularly between the end of December and end of March.
Sarah Whitelock, East Suffolk Council cabinet member for Communities, Leisure and Tourism, said:
“In the light of the cost of living pressures experienced by so many residents, we are pleased to offer cost of living grants again in 2023.
“Last year, the funding supported a wide range of projects ranging from small warm rooms/spaces to community energy projects and projects to help people to access warm, nutritious food – both at home and in the community.
“To get the funding out to those who need it, we need groups to start thinking about what they want to do now so that they are ready when the fund launches next week.”
The application process for these grants is now live.