The Ellisons Foundation Fund will award grants annually to charities and voluntary organisations operating in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds, where the firm’s Suffolk offices are situated. Ellisons have agreed a similar fund with Essex Community Foundation where they also operate several offices.

Describing the motivation behind setting up a fund in Suffolk, Guy Longhurst, Managing Partner said: “As a firm, we are committed to supporting the local community through the work that we do, our chosen providers and other engagements. We are delighted to be working with the Suffolk Community Foundation to establish our new charitable Fund. We care for our clients, our communities and our colleagues and we feel that Suffolk Community Foundation complements our core values, offering exciting prospects for our charitable fundraising activities in the future.

It’s our 260th anniversary this year and playing an active and supportive role in the communities within which we work, supporting charities, clubs, associations and not-for-profit organisations wherever possible has always been important to Ellisons, throughout our very long history.”

The Ellisons Foundation Fund will initially solely be an endowment, with a flow-through fund added at a later date.

Henry Tapp, Private Client Relationship Manager at Suffolk Community Foundation commented:

“We are delighted to welcome Ellisons Solicitors as a fundholder with Suffolk Community Foundation. Throughout our discussions, the firm has always been very keen to commit to a long-term model of giving which demonstrates how serious it is about helping the community in which it operates. The grants from this fund will make an important and lasting impact to people in and around Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds, as well as the community groups that support them.

We look forward to working with Ellisons in the coming months and years to grow its endowment and subsequently deliver the best possible impact with its grants.”