Applying for a grant
Our grants team are here to help
The team welcomes new ideas and is always keen to hear when the green shoots of a new project are springing up.
If you are a new group contacting us for the first time or an established charity or community group, we will provide valuable pointers to relevant Foundation funding but are also happy to signpost financial support available elsewhere. In partnership with Community Action Suffolk, we can also help to advise you on the structures and governance you will need to build a sustainable organisation that achieves funding success.
As Head of Programmes, I visit many groups and organisations to fully understand and keep up-to-date with the impact being achieved and I’m inspired every day, especially at a time when key stakeholders in the county are working in an ever closer partnership.
I aim to use my skills and experience to evolve and strengthen the way we all work together to support those in need – connecting causes that matter with the people who care to make Suffolk a better place for all.
The grants team
The Foundation is amazingly helpful in accessing the many small grants we need and it’s also really good if we need to apply for something bigger elsewhere, as they can provide all sorts of support that helps us put a bid together to continue the work we do.
We are mainly run by the most amazing team of volunteers but it still costs money to run a farm, maintain the buildings, care for the animals and, most importantly, provide varied and interesting programmes for those we care for. Unlike many large funders who make it hard to get grants without employing a professional bid writer, Suffolk Community Foundation is more like a partner.