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

Published5th October 2022

As part of Ipswich Borough Council’s budget setting for 2023/24, a new policy has been agreed to focus on supporting households with the cost-of-living, offer better health initiatives and support vulnerable people in the community.

Charitable organisations applying for funding must demonstrate how they meet set criteria when making a grant application, showing that they carry out work that supports the council’s priorities.

As part of its budget setting for 2023/24 £315,000 is available for community grants to support voluntary and community sector (VCS) with grants ranging from £5,000 to £95,000 each year, typically over an agreed period of three years.

Councillor Bryony Rudkin, Portfolio Holder for Communities, says:

"It is vital that our cash grants are targeted at organisations that support those most in need. Voluntary and Community organisations working with those affected by the cost-of-living crisis, vulnerable residents and to improve the health of local people will be the focus of our next three-years of grant funding."

This policy is reviewed annually and aligns with the Council’s priorities. Full details of the Community Grants Policy and Council Community Fund can be found as Item 6 at Executive on 4th October 2022, papers are available online at: Agenda for Executive on Tuesday 4th October 2022, 6.00 pm | Democracy Online | Ipswich Borough Council.