A very special ‘Living Legacy’ endowment fund set up as the result of the donor themselves receiving a legacy.
As a committed volunteer who already has a strong understanding and appreciation of the need in their local community, the main focus for setting up the fund in partnership with Suffolk Community Foundation was to support and deepen that understanding – crucially to make sure that their giving would reach the best possible projects and really have an impact on the greatest local need during their lifetime, also as a legacy for Suffolk long into the future.
Being able to support projects with complete personal anonymity is important to the donor, but by working in partnership with Suffolk Community Foundation they have still been able to be fully involved in the decision making of where money is spent. They’ve also visited many of the projects that they have funded or may wish to fund in the future.
With a particular focus on supporting young people who have not had the easiest start in life, in addition to traditional grant making on this subject twice a year, the donor is now also supporting research into the reasons for the increasing incidents of Knife Crime in Suffolk and a creative education project that will take these findings and turn them into a performance based education project to be delivered to children in local primary schools.
These are some groups that have been funded by The RJB Fund’s grants panel:
- The Country Trust
- Suffolk Cruse Bereavement Care
- YMCA Trinity Group
- Voices 4 Gainsborough Community Library
- Home-Start in Suffolk
- Bangladeshi Support Centre
- Iceni Ipswich
- Let’s Talk Reading: hosted by Suffolk Libraries
- 29th Ipswich Guideas
- Fresh Start – new beginnings
- Whitton Youth Partnership
- Lighthouse Women’s Aid
- Inspire Suffolk
- Red Rose Chain
- St Peter & St John Parochial Church Council
- Suffolk Artlink
- Suffolk Chinese Family Welfare Association
- Suffolk Family Carers
- Suffolk Refugee Support
- Volunteering Matters
Below are some other examples of projects funded by supporters of Suffolk Community Foundation.
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