Other Funding Opportunities

  • The Suffolk Community Foundation is an independent charity dedicated to helping local people find local solutions to local community needs from the grassroots up across Suffolk. 
  • Port Community Fund - Grants of up to £2,000 available to charitable, voluntary and community groups addressing the needs of residents in Felixstowe and surrounding villages.
  • Tesco and Groundwork East "Bags of Help" programme and community support grants
  • The Greenest County Fund for voluntary and community groups who wish to deliver carbon reduction projects in line with Suffolk County Council’s Greenest County mission. Grants of up to £25,000 are available for those groups who meet the requirements.
  • Grimple's Green Grants Scheme wishes to encourage 'green behaviour' and looks for individuals and organisations to get involved in their community and surrounding natural environment.
  • PURE offers grants to UK schools and charities to install solar panels, wind turbines and other zero/low carbon energy technologies.
  • EDF Green Fund awards grants to organisations who apply for funds to help cover the cost of renewable energy technology.
  • The E.ON Sustainable Energy Fund offers grants of up to £20,000 to community group and not-for-profit organisations who wish to implement sustainable energy projects in their buildings.
  • Scottish Power Green Energy Trust awards grants of up to £25000 for projects which advance renewable energy and support the local community through education
  • Woodfuel East BiomassWoodchip Boiler Grant for the installation of woodchip biomass boilers.
  • Community Sustainable Energy Programme grant is available for studies investigating the feasibility of installing microgeneration technologies. 
  • WREN provides funding for community, heritage and environmental projects in areas close to landfill sites.
  • Veolia Trust, similar to WREN, use their postcode checker and website for eligiblity. Both fund up to £75,000, for projects supporting a range of community facilities, including outdoor spaces, play and recreation spaces and biodiversity sites. The funding is ongoing with quarterly deadlines.
  • The Adnams Charity awards grants quarterly for specific items and normally range fro £100-£2,500. The Trustees expect to see the results of their donations within 12 months.
  • Britten Pears Foundation - Grants available for voluntary and community organisations to promote community life in Aldeburgh and its surrounding villages, including projects which improve the environment and local amenities. Organisations based elsewhere may apply for specific projects that will be delivered within the target area.  The Foundation is keen to encourage applications at grassroots level as well as from established organisations.
  • Leiston and Sizewell Community Benefit Fund - launced by the Suffolk Community Foundation to help make a difference to local groups operating within the Town boundaries of Leiston and Sizewell. This fund is being delivered by Suffolk Community Foundation on behalf of Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Limited.  Introduced to help support charities and community groups, this fund welcomes applications from groups that are working for the benefit of the community in Leiston and Sizewell. Organisations operating outside of this geographical area of interest will need to demonstrate that they are serving people in the designated area. For further information on funding available for groups in Leiston and Sizewell, contact Sue Wright, Suffolk Community Foundation’s Grant Officer, on 01473 786917
  • People's Postcode Trust - Small Grants Programme - go to the website 

We also suggest you contact other local organisations for advice:




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