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The Sizewell C Community Fund

The Sizewell C Community Fund is a pot of up to £21m that will be directed into the East Suffolk Council area over the next decade. This includes Lowestoft, Leiston and Saxmundham.

Around £2m will be made available each year, with grants awarded to projects which will minimise the impact of Sizewell C construction work and improve environmental, social and economic wellbeing. 

This is an exciting opportunity which comes at a time when rising demand and reductions in central funding are placing charities and community groups under ever increasing pressure. The money therefore has the potential to make a real and lasting difference.

Applying for funding

We are currently developing the grants criteria and putting an application process in place which will make it as easy as possible for groups to bid for money. A dedicated email address for all enquiries about the fund has also been launched, which is available at [email protected]

We have set up an awards panel to decide on applications, which includes representatives from Suffolk Community Foundation, Suffolk County Council, East Suffolk Council and Sizewell C, as well as four independent members.

The panel is chaired by Helen Taylor, who is a trustee with Suffolk Community Foundation and has extensive experience in the charity, community development, governance and health sectors. The panel is supported by Karen Moy, who leads our grant making team, Sarah Mortimer, our dedicated Sizewell C Community Fund Project Manager and James Brewer, our Sizewell C Community Fund Grants Officer.