High Sheriff’s Fund

Grant Type Project costs
Current status Closed
Applications accepted from Social Enterprises? Yes
Maximum grant available £2,000
Deadlines January 2025

Brief Description

Grants are available for work which addresses citizenship, community safety and crime prevention.


What are the criteria for the High Sheriff’s Fund grants?

You can apply for up to £2,000 from this fund for work which addresses citizenship, community safety and crime prevention, particularly tackling issues such as: 

  • Bullying
  • Vandalism and arson
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Homelessness
  • Internet safety
  • Personal safety
  • Road safety
  • Knife crime
  • Drug and alcohol abuse/awareness
  • Community cohesion, especially with older people and minorities


Please check our funding guidelines before applying.

Who can apply?

The Foundation will consider applications from voluntary and community groups in Suffolk whose primary aim is to improve the quality of people’s lives.  For this particular fund, schools can also apply subject to the project being an extra-curricular activity.

What do we require from you?


Please note that there is no right of appeal on award decisions made.

How are grants monitored?

You are advised to read the end of grant monitoring form that you will receive with your grant payment, should your application be successful. You may need to collate information as you go.  You may also receive a monitoring visit by the High Sheriff during the lifetime of your grant, and will be notified when this is likely to be.

For further information please contact the Grants Team:

Tel: 01473 602602

Email: [email protected]