Voluntary and community groups in Aldeburgh, Leiston, Saxmundham and surrounding villages are set to benefit as Community Partnership opens a second round of funding scheme next week.
The Aldeburgh, Leiston, Saxmundham and Surrounding Villages Community Partnership launched its Small Grant Scheme in January and has confirmed a second round will open on Wednesday 21 July to enable local voluntary and community groups to apply for much-needed funding.
The scheme is aimed at tackling the priorities set by the Partnership, which includes encouraging and enabling everyone to be more physically active and healthy, reducing social isolation and loneliness and improving education, opportunities and aspirations for young people.
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 Tony Cooper, Chair of the Partnership, said: “I am pleased to announce the second round of our Small Grant Scheme, which is aimed at helping local voluntary and community groups deliver a wide range of communities activities and projects which will help support, improve and enhance the lives of our local communities and young people.”
The scheme will be open for applications between 21 July and 7 September, offering grants between £250 and £1,000.