Warm Homes Project Wins Funding To Help Vulnerable Hospital Patients

We have had a couple of unprecedented cold snaps just recently – and this can affect the most needy in our region as they struggle to keep warm – especially as they come out of hospital and are at their most vulnerable. However there is help at hand as a project which helps poorer people and families in Suffolk make their homes warmer and cheaper to heat has successfully been … Continue reading Warm Homes Project Wins Funding To Help Vulnerable Hospital Patients

Funding For Children’s Health Services Set To Be Reduced

At a time when obesity rates among schoolchildren in the county are rising, and support for vulnerable families is seriously strapped for cash, the situation is set to get worse as Suffolk County Council’s (SCC) budget for children and young people’s public health services, which currently sits at £10.8 million, will be sliced by 10% in April 2019. In the 2015/16 academic year, 17.5% of Year … Continue reading Funding For Children’s Health Services Set To Be Reduced

Suffolk Community Foundation – Funds Available

Do you need funding for your group or project? There are a number of funds available from Suffolk Community Foundation that have deadlines coming up in September and October.  Suffolk Giving & Private Donor Funds Grants of up to £2,000 are available for charitable, voluntary and community groups that are addressing need within Suffolk. The fund will accept applications for both core costs and project costs and … Continue reading Suffolk Community Foundation – Funds Available

Summer Nuisance Noise Hotline Now Available

Pesky neighbours playing music with their windows open? Too many noisy outdoor barbeques in your street? This may seem a bit of a joke – but for some it can be nerve shredding to endure other peoples fun and frolics if they are trying to have a peaceful time themselves. Apparently noise complaints are more common over the summer months as people spend more time … Continue reading Summer Nuisance Noise Hotline Now Available

Changes To Felixstowe GP Practices Underway

Three Felixstowe GP surgeries face change and upheaval in the coming months – but the authorities insist that patient care will not be affected. In November, with the imminent retirement of leading partner Dr Mckee, Walton Surgery was taken over by Suffolk GP Federation – a not-for-profit Federation of 58 independent GP practices covering 580,000 patients. Members remain independent organisations, whilst collaborating in the development … Continue reading Changes To Felixstowe GP Practices Underway

Minding the Gap Project – Funding Young People in Long Term Unemployment

Community Action Suffolk have announced £1,660,900 of grant funding for a project providing targeted and intensive support for young people in Suffolk who are long-term unemployed or economically inactive, to gain and sustain employment and education. Community Action Suffolk is the lead partner of a partnership with eight other organisations across Suffolk who will jointly deliver the ‘Minding the Gap’ project. These are: Access Community … Continue reading Minding the Gap Project – Funding Young People in Long Term Unemployment

Youth Activities Funding For Suffolk Groups Now Available

Are you involved in youth work in Suffolk? Do you need a boost to your funding? There are a number of youth service providers in the region and with Level 2 in Felixstowe celebrating 15 years of activity with an open afternoon on Sat 11th February many who have been providing support for some time can get overlooked in the apportioning of grants. But there … Continue reading Youth Activities Funding For Suffolk Groups Now Available

Winter Fuel Appeal On Target

Over 600 Suffolk people have so far donated all or part of their government winter fuel payment to this year’s Surviving Winter appeal administrated by Suffolk Community Foundation. The fundraising total now stands at an amazing £95,000 with a further £25,000 still to be raised to reach the target of £120,000. Financial support has already been distributed via their brand new partnership with the teams … Continue reading Winter Fuel Appeal On Target

Suffolk Community Foundation Launch Surviving Winter Appeal

Suffolk Community Foundation are once again urging those who can afford it to donate their winter fuel allowance to the most needy and vulnerable of our elderly population. Everybody of retirement age is entitled to the winter fuel allowance – whether they are comfortably off with a good pension provision or living on the bread line. In the 2015/16 campaign an astounding £110,000 was raised … Continue reading Suffolk Community Foundation Launch Surviving Winter Appeal