Local communities are set to benefit from new funding scheme announced by an East Suffolk Community Partnership.
The Aldeburgh, Leiston, Saxmundham and Surrounding Villages Community Partnership has launched a Small Grant Scheme which is available to voluntary and community groups within the local area.
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 launch of the new funding 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 offers grants between £250 and £1,000 and applications must be submitted by 10 February 2021.