Connecting causes that matter with people who care

We provide grants to help charities and community organisations who are supporting local people facing disadvantage, to improve their lives.

We do this by working with individuals, families, businesses, professional advisors, and charitable trusts, helping them to fund local groups that are tackling the issues they care about most.

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Suffolk Refugee Sewing Group

We understand the vital role of Suffolk’s community groups and grassroots charities in making a difference in people’s lives.

We champion your organisation by connecting you with our donors and funds which will support you to be stronger.

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The benefit of working with us is that we have the connections and experience to help you give to the issues you care about.

Every gift, large or small, makes a positive difference to individuals and to communities right here in Suffolk.

What we do

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Our work is set against the current backdrop of rising levels of need in Suffolk, with an estimated 75,000 now living in poverty.

Partnering with the VCFSE sector demonstrates that the will in Suffolk to provide support remains undiminished.

Professional Advisors

We have the privilege of building long-term and trusted relationships with many professional advisors and their clients.

An advisor’s expertise, when combined with the Foundation’s deep knowledge of local need, continues to provide wonderful opportunities for those who care about Suffolk to realise their charitable ambitions locally.

We provide a range of options for private clients, including:

  • Legacies & gifts in wills
  • Transferring the burden of running a charitable fund
  • Creating a personal fund
  • Creating a memorial fund
  • Trust transfers

 

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Make Suffolk a better place together – DanceEast Nov 14th

Make Suffolk a better place together – DanceEast Nov 14th

On Tuesday November 14th at DanceEast Ipswich, Suffolk Community Foundation hosted a truly special night with people who really make a difference in our county. The overriding message of working together was the golden thread of the evening reminding us that...

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The Surviving Winter 2023/24 Appeal has launched!

The Surviving Winter 2023/24 Appeal has launched!

The Surviving Winter Appeal for 2023 /24 was launched on October 19th at West Suffolk College. A really great morning with partners, supporters, media and colleagues to hear from a panel of guests - We even made the news! A very big thank you to our speakers:- Cllr...

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Private Client Professionals networking event in Ipswich

Private Client Professionals networking event in Ipswich

On Tuesday, October 10th Suffolk Community Foundation had the pleasure of hosting its latest Private-Client Professionals networking event at Suffolk Food Hall in Ipswich. Over 85 Professional Advisors from a range of sectors enjoyed a beautiful sunny afternoon...

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Suffolk Carers Fund - NOW OPEN

This fund offers grants for activities within communities that enable adult unpaid carers (aged 18+) who are supporting other adults, to sustain their caring role by increasing their feelings of wellbeing, choice and control.

➡️ For more information, and to apply, please visit: https://www.suffolkcf.org.uk/grants/suffolk-carers-fund/

Suffolk County Council 

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The temperature is dropping and it is set to get even colder. A reminder that our Surviving Winter Appeal is still open and will continue to support people who need help keeping warm.

Please do donate if you can by visiting www.suffolkcf.org.uk
John Norman, a former lecturer and foster carer with a passion for architecture and history, has been awarded the Suffolk Medal in recognition of the outstanding contribution he has made to Ipswich’s people and heritage.

Mr Norman became only the 14th person to receive the medal – which is administered by Suffolk Community Foundation and is the highest honour the county can bestow – when it was presented to him on Saturday, 3rd February 2024.

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr Norman on his award.

For more information about the Suffolk Medal, and to nominate someone, please visit www.thesuffolkmedal.org.uk/nominate/

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Apollo Fund – DEADLINE EXTENDED

Now closes Friday 9th February.

The fund aims to tackle key Health and Social Care workforce and education issues by supporting people into rewarding careers into the Health and Social Care sector. Grants of up to £15,000 are available. 

➡ For more information and to apply, please visit our website 
https://www.suffolkcf.org.uk/grants/apollo-fund/

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Serious Violence Duty Fund - DEADLINE EXTENDED

Now closes Friday 9th February 

This fund has been developed to support community-based projects seeking to prevent and reduce serious violence, to improve life courses for young people and to foster safe communities. Grants of up to £15,000 are available. 

➡ For more information and to apply, please visit our website:
https://www.suffolkcf.org.uk/grants/seriousviolencedutyfund/

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Serious Violence Duty Fund – closes Friday 02 February 

This fund has been developed to support community-based projects seeking to prevent and reduce serious violence, to improve life courses for young people and to foster safe communities. Grants of up to £15,000 are available. 

Read more and apply here ➡️ https://www.suffolkcf.org.uk/grants/seriousviolencedutyfund/

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