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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: communities@ipswich.gov.uk

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Community Action Suffolk: Funding 4 Suffolk portal

Community Action Suffolk provides support to Voluntary, Community, Faith & Social Enterprise (VCFSE) organisations in Suffolk. Membership is free and provides access to a great deal of guidance and to the Funding 4 Suffolk portal. The portal is a tool that allows organisations to search for funding for projects or costs quickly and easily.

Read more about the Funding 4 Suffolk portal.

Suffolk Community Foundation

The Foundation manages funds on behalf of Trusts and philanthropists in Suffolk. It aims to provide accessible grant funding to smaller and medium sized charities, voluntary and community groups, and social enterprises who deliver essential services but who often struggle to compete against larger organisations.

Read more about Suffolk Community Foundation grants.

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust (NWIBLT) was established as part of the ‘Big Local’ program, set up by the Big Lottery Fund and was awarded at least £1 million invest in the area over ten years between 2012-2022.

NWIBLT is led by a group of local residents who each live in the wards of Whitton, Whitehouse and Castle Hill and who are responsible for all decision making and allocation of funding associated with the project.

Read more about North West Ipswich Big Local Trust funding

If you have questions about any of the funding opportunities mentioned on this page, please get in touch with the Community Engagement team using the contact details displayed.

National Lottery Awards For All

National Lottery Awards for All is a quick way to apply for funding between £300 and £10,000.

The National Lottery can support you to: continue to deliver activity, whether your community needs crisis response, recovery or business as usual activity; change and adapt, becoming more resilient to respond to new and future challenges.

The fund aims to: build strong relationships in and across communities, improve the spaces and places that matter to communities and help more people to reach their potential by supporting them at the earliest possible stage.

Read more about National Lottery Awards For All.


Contact Details

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

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01473 432224