Good afternoon,


I’m glad to announce that the Framlingham, Wickham Market and Surrounding Villages Community Partnership has launched another Small Grants Scheme round today, which will close on Monday 7th of March 2022.

The priorities being focused on in this scheme are –

  • Developing Opportunities for Younger People
  • Reducing Social Isolation and Loneliness

We’re welcoming community & voluntary groups, Town & Parish Councils and organisations (like sports clubs) within the Community Partnership to submit applications to help address the priorities. Applications for £250 - £3000 can be submitted, and any applications higher than this will still be considered but a suitable level additional information would be required in the application. Please find below a weblink to the press release for the scheme where you’ll find more information. Attached to this email is the guidance and application form should you need it.

Further funding to benefit community groups » East Suffolk Council

If you have any questions about this or would like support, please feel free to contact me.

Please do feel free to share this with any relevant contacts you may have.


Kind regards,



Joss Mullett | Communities Officer – Framlingham, Wickham Market & Surrounding Villages

East Suffolk Council

07920 380535 

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If you are experiencing something that makes you feel unsafe, distressed, or worried about your mental health you can telephone the helpline on 0808 196 3494.
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