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The East of England Co-operative Society are long term supporters of local communities here in Suffolk. With values and principles which including self help, democracy, concern for community and education, it is perhaps unsurprising that they have been key partners of Suffolk Community Foundation since its inception. The East of England Co-operative Society are long term supporters of local communities here in Suffolk.

With values and principles which including self help, democracy, concern for community and education, it is perhaps unsurprising that they have been key partners of Suffolk Community Foundation since its inception.

Working with us in a variety of ways, their support includes the long term sponsorship of Suffolk’s prestigious High Sheriff Awards, which is now also hosted at their HQ at Wherstead Park and key sponsorship of other Suffolk Community Foundation events including The Royal Ballet’s Gary Avis & Friends.Most recently we worked together to create a grants programme designed to tackle isolation. With a donation from the members charity committee of £25,000, the foundation identified local groups to receive awards of up to that could benefit from a funding to tackle the issue of isolation.

“Our partnership with the Suffolk Community Foundation is extremely important, it has provided with the opportunity to support important initiatives and events that are central to addressing need in the county. It has also supported us to provide funding and support to some of the incredible organisations that make Suffolk so special.” Oli Watts, Head of Communications & Community, East of England Co op.

These are some groups that have been funded by their Tackling Loneliness Fund:

  • Headway Suffolk
  • 4YP
  • Foxhall Lavender Centre
  • ActivLives
  • Halesworth Volunteer Centre
  • Warden’s Charitable Trust
  • Suffolk Family Carers
  • Rural Coffee Caravan
  • Capel Parish Nurses
  • Walton Parish Nursing

Below are some other examples of projects funded by supporters of Suffolk Community Foundation.

foxhall daycare lavender trust

A vital daycare facility for over 80 older people in Ipswich was saved…

warden's charitable trust

Residential, recreational and arts-based facilities for people with disabilities...

rural coffee caravan

For the last 14 years Rural Coffee Caravan has toured villages…

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