Community grants

We actively support and encourage our communities with a number of grant opportunities. The types of grant available are summarised below, to find out more and apply, follow the links provided.

Locality budgets

Forest Heath District

Available to community groups for projects or activities that the whole local community can enjoy. For more details on this and restrictions, read: Forest Heath Locality budget Scheme

St Edmundsbury Borough

Available to community groups for projects or activities that the whole local community can enjoy. For more details on this and restrictions, read: St Edmundsbury Locality budget scheme

Community Chest grants

Other community and councillor led initiatives that exceed the funding available from a Locality budget can be bid for from the Community chest. These can be one off grants or revenue funds for services. You can find out more and apply using the guidance packs and forms listed below. Follow the links for your council, if you do not know who that is visit: Gov.UK, find my local council

Please note that Community Chest for this year has now closed.

Rural Initiatives Grants Scheme (RIGS) available in St Edmundsbury Borough only

This is a one-off grant for local community projects. The grant ranges in value from £250 to £7,500.

Further information

For more information read our Families and Communities strategy You can see our approach to funding illustrated in our Families and Communities funding approach diagram

Other funding sources

Home assistance grants

Funding is available from West Suffolk councils to assist families/residents to make safe, repair and improve their homes and we would like your help to engage with our communities.

We can assist in different ways, through Warmer Homes Healthy People or through the Home Assistance grant (HAG) to  help home owners carry out repairs and improvements to their homes to ensure that they are warm, weathertight, safe and secure and have reasonably modern kitchen and bathroom facilities.

To find out more, or to see if one of our other grants could help, see our Housing grants page.

Energy grants

For a wide range of grants and other assistance with energy-saving initiatives for businesses and community venues see the Green Suffolk website

Funding 4 Suffolk

Funding 4 Suffolk is a brand new website which lets you browse available funding by organisation type. There are also hints and tips for completing successful funding applications as well as a section specifically for local funds. You can access Funding 4 Suffolk in the Members Area of Community Action Suffolk (CAS)