The Community Chest funding round for 2023-24 is now open – get your thinking hats on!!!

Community Chest funding supports voluntary and community groups who make a contribution to improving the quality of life for people in West Suffolk.

Funded activities must help deliver the Families and Communities Approach and Families and Communities Strategy and eligibility criteria apply. The minimum amount that can be applied for is £2,500. This funding can be for one off projects or revenue funds for services. Before organisations apply, they are advised to read

Please note, the Community Chest online application does not have a ‘SAVE’ function and will time out after inactivity over 1 hour, so applicants are advised to allow adequate time to plan and complete the application process. We would suggest drafting the application in Word in first instance and then cutting and pasting the section in to the form where appropriate.

To view the content of the application ahead of completing it please read the West Suffolk Council Community Chest Grant Sample Application Form

Community Chest Online Application Form Please note – Community Chest applications will only be accepted by completing the form online. Reminder – The PDF sample application template is designed to help organisations plan and prepare for submission.

To discuss potential applications prior to submission and request a Word sample application form please contact or phone 01638 719235.

The deadline for applications is 6pm on Friday 30 September 2022.

For further information on the application process please contact Jon Eaton – Families and Communities Officer at or call 07956 257726.

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