Sugar Reduction Fund

Grant Type Project costs
Status Open
Applications accepted from Social Enterprises? Yes
Maximum grant available £2,000
Deadlines This is a rolling programme. Decisions are expected within 8 weeks.

Brief Description

Grants towards projects which encourage a reduction in sugar intake and a healthier lifestyle.

October 2020 – The fund has opened up to include breakfast clubs or exercise related programmes which will help to reduce obesity and improve the health and wellbeing of young people.



Public Health Suffolk in conjunction with Suffolk Community Foundation are looking to offer grants of up to £2,000 to support the work of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations that are delivering work to support those who live and work in Suffolk.

This particular fund is specifically open to PTAs or Friends of Schools/PRUs, or any community group such as Brownies, Scouts and youth projects, which can encourage a reduction in sugar intake and a healthier lifestyle.  Priority will be given to those working in areas of high deprivation.

This fund is looking to support projects:-

  • That address the 10-point sugar reduction plan, especially points 9 & 10 – please find the Sugar Reduction Plan here on page 3.
  • That are child or young person led
  • That can show sustainability
  • Where the young people are aged between the ages of 5 – 18
  • That use alternative methods to promote their work

The fund will not support:-

  • One off interventions
  • Substantial capital equipment costs unless a satisfactory explanation of how it will be used to meet the criteria of the fund is provided.

Onelife Suffolk are available to run assemblies and/or short workshops to help identify the ways of reducing sugar intake and to help kick start projects. Please contact Helen-Rose Clark at for further information.

Types of projects:-

The funder is very open to interpretation of meeting the sugar reduction plan and encourages young people to be creative, (NOTE: if there is any element of food to be used/sold etc. then compliance with the school’s food plan must be sought via the headteacher, prior to commencement).


  • Healthy tuck shop
  • Growing vegetables
  • Cooking sessions

This is a rolling programme and you can expect to receive a reply within 8 weeks of submitting your application.

If you have any questions or need advice about applying to this fund, please call 01473 602602 and speak to the Grants Team who will be happy to help.

There is a separate application form below for PTAs/Friends of.

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