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Home > Communities > Grants and Funding > Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council Funding

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council Funding

Are we eligible?

Our funding is limited to constituted community groups and organisations. Eligible bodies include, but are not limited to:

  • Town and Parish Councils
  • Village Hall or Playing Field Management Committees
  • Sports Clubs and Centres
  • Charities
  • Social Enterprises
  • Community shops and pubs
  • Community Interest Companies 

Our funding is not available for individuals or businesses.

What Grants are available?

Through the Community Grants Team at Babergh and Mid Suffolk, a range of grants are available for projects that have clear community benefits within our districts.

Capital Grants

Capital Grants are available to support improvements to, or the development of, new community facilities. These could be:

  • Village Halls
  • Play areas
  • Sports Clubs
  • Recreational facilities

Up to 33% of overall project costs can be applied for. The maximum grant awarded is worth £25,000.

Minor Grants

Minor Grants are one-off grants of up to £1,000 for small scale projects. These could be:

  • Community activities
  • Environmental projects
  • Local voluntary events
  • Art projects
  • Sporting activities
  • Schemes that promote health and education

New Initiatives Grants

These one-off grants are available to support the management and operational costs involved in creating a new service within the districts. These grants are limited to a single 12-month period - especially for services within their first year of activity.

The maximum that can be applied for is £5,000.

Emerging Needs Grants

These one-off grants are available to support the management and operational costs involved in retaining or protecting an existing service. These grants are limited to a single 12-month period.

Section 106

Section 106 (S106) can be applied for through the Grants Team. We can let you know how much S106 is available within your Parish.

Alternatively, the Developer Contributions Database contains details on all S106 and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) available within the districts. 

Locality Awards

Communities in both Babergh and Mid Suffolk now have access to Locality Award funding through District Councillors. 

Read more information about the Locality Awards 2020/21

Covid-19 Emerging Needs Grants - CLOSED

Grants of up to £2,500 in both Babergh and Mid Suffolk, for groups and projects responding to/facing increased costs because of COVID-19. This fund is currently closed to new applications.

Revenue Grants - CLOSED

Revenue Grants support community groups operating within Babergh and Mid Suffolk on a yearly basis. This fund is currently closed to new applications. 

How do we apply?

To apply or find out about any of our grants, please fill in and submit our Project Enquiry Form. This can be accessed via our Funding Your Project webpage

You can also email the Grants Team