A funding scheme to help tackle one of East Suffolk Community Partnership’s key priorities has now opened for round two.

The Felixstowe Peninsula Community Partnership launched its new Small Grant Scheme, which is available to voluntary and community groups within the partnership area, in October 2020. 

The aim of the scheme is to tackle local priorities within the partnership area, including isolation and loneliness, mental health and emotional wellbeing, physical health, financial hardship and educational attainment.

Funding is available for projects which address these priorities while benefiting the wider community. This can include providing interactive wellbeing programme sessions online, putting on physical activities for both individuals and families or starting a befriending project aimed at people who are socially isolated.

Cllr Mark Jepson, Chair of the Felixstowe Peninsula Community Partnership, said: “I am delighted to announce the launch of the Small Grant Scheme which will support our local community across the peninsula. We are fortunate to have some outstanding local organisations, groups and charities, and welcome new groups to apply too. I hope that this fund will provide them with the opportunity to respond to emerging issues and develop community resilience.”

The scheme offers grants between £250 and £2,000 and the deadline for applications in round two is 2 April 2021. 

Full details about eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found at: www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/community/community-partnerships/community-partnership-small-grant-schemes