Community grant funding

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Ipswich Borough Council grants

Area Committee funding

Ipswich is divided into five areas, each of which has its own Area Committee. Within these areas Councillors work with residents, businesses, and community groups to discuss how their budget can be spent to make improvements.

Read more about Area Committee funding.

Make A Difference Fund

This smaller fund is set aside from the main Area Committee budgets each year to enable ‘quick fixes’. Each Ward has an annual budget of £500 at the discretion of Ward Councillors to help local groups. Typically, it is used to purchase small items or for event costs.

Read more about the Make a Difference Fund

Ravenswood Community Fund

The Ravenswood Community Fund was created through contributions by the two housing developers contracted for the delivery of the Ravenswood area; Ashwell’s and Bellway Homes. The fund was initially managed by the Ravenswood Steering Committee, but is now managed by the South East Area Committee. 

Read more about the Ravenswood Community Fund.

Area Housing Panels

Area Housing Panels consist of Tenant Representatives, Councillors and Council staff members who meet quarterly to discuss local issues and develop appropriate solutions. They can also approve neighbourhood improvement projects that benefit Council tenants and their communities.

There are three Area Housing Panels and each panel has £7,000 to spend on improvement projects each year.

Read more about Area Housing Panels.

Community Resilience Fund

The Community Resilience Fund is now closed for applications for 2023/24. 

Read more about the Resilience Fund.

External grants

Read more about External Grant Funding.

Where to search for funding

Suffolk ProHelp

Need any organisational help or support?

Suffolk ProHelp is a countywide network of professional businesses providing expertise and support to voluntary and community groups. Their network includes: solicitors, accountants, architects, engineers, surveyors, property consultants, marketing, HR and business professionals. Firms commit to undertake time-limited, specific projects which may include activities such as feasibility studies, structural surveys, property valuations, marketing strategies, legal, accountancy advice, business planning and more. They seek to target this free support at those most in need who would otherwise be unable to pay for such expertise.

For more information please visit: Home - Suffolk Pro Help

Community Grants

Community grants to focus on cost of living, vulnerable residents and health support 

Community Grant Policy

Communities Newsletter

This is a monthly newsletter which contains information about the latest funds and upcoming events in Ipswich. If you have any queries or anything you would like to be included please contact the communities team:

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If you have any questions regarding any of our Ipswich Borough Council grants, please click the link below to submit a question via our form and a member of the Community Engagement team will aim to respond to you within 5 working days.  

Questions about Ipswich Borough Council Community Funding

Contact Details

Ipswich Borough Council,
Community Engagement Team,
1E Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,

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01473 432224