Applying for a grant
When it comes to grantmaking, our aim is to do all we can to find the best possible outcome – our funders and grants panels want to say ‘yes’ and the community groups and charities want to make a positive difference. It’s a powerful partnership.
Time after time they have worked with us, knowing what we do and how we do it, and have made the process of funding this vital work so much easier. They have put us in touch with people who have an interest in what we are doing and have unfailingly demonstrated that they really want to help us achieve our goals rather than put obstacles in our way. Geoff Stevens
Current available grants
We maintain a regularly updated database of available grants
Grants Awarded in 2017/18
In partnership with our many fundholders, over £2.6m has been distributed via 705 grants
Our grants officers are there at the end of the telephone to offer help and friendly advice and guidance. We aim to build really strong relationships with the groups we award grants to, we know that they are brilliant at what they do and it’s our job to help make sure that they continue to have the necessary financial support to continue their valuable work.
Of course we have to operate within guidelines. Our funders want to know that their money is being well spent and that we are awarding grants to projects that address the needs highlighted within the Suffolk Hidden Needs Report. Not every application is successful on the first attempt and sometimes there isn’t the funding available or perhaps it’s only possible to award a proportion of the money requested. The majority of panels are over subscribed, but on average around 70% of applications are approved.
However, we will always offer advice and feedback to unsuccessful applicants because it wants to support them to make better applications next time, or make suggestions as to where else they may be able to source the funding they need.