Voluntary groups and charities in Ipswich can now apply for next year’s Community Cash grants.
The Borough Council is continuing its annual awards scheme to organisations working to benefit residents.
There are two types of grant, both up to £20,000, and Communities portfolio-holder Sophie Meudec urged groups to apply well before the 12th October deadline. “Obviously, there will never be enough money to fund all projects or to meet everyone’s needs but we do aim to invest effectively in community projects. Last year, we increased the grant pot and we have now maintained this higher level of funding.”
A Community Investment Grant provides core funding for running costs or pump priming funding for an organisation to build its capacity.
A Community Project Grant is suitable for trying something new or for one-off activities that deliver one or more of the Council’s grants priorities.
You can fill in an application form online at
This also contains all the relevant documentation and guidance to apply for a community cash grant:
Please return your complete application with relevant supplementary documents (financial report, equality & safeguarding policies etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submission of your application is noon on Monday 12th October 2015.
Organisations are advised to submit their applications early so there is time to make amendments before the deadline.
For further comment:
Cllr Sophie Meudec, tel: 01473 741255
Cllr Nadia Cenci, opposition Conservative Group Leader, tel: 01473 682760
Cllr Inga Lockington, opposition Liberal Democrat Group Leader, tel: 01473 213444