Suffolk Community Foundation is delighted to announce the launch of a new grant programme, the Esmée Fairbairn Suffolk Fund, being delivered in partnership with the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation who are one of the largest independent grant-making foundations operating in the UK. This partnership will deliver a £500,000 investment into Suffolk to improve the quality of lives of vulnerable people especially those living in the most deprived communities.
The Esmée Fairbairn Suffolk Fund is now accepting applications from charities, community groups, and not for profit organisations, particularly those addressing the needs highlighted in Suffolk Community Foundation’s Hidden Needs Report. Grants up to a maximum of £30,000 (over three years) are available for work in the arts, education, environment, and social change. The scheme will run over a period of three years and will be managed by Suffolk Community Foundation.
The guidelines of the Esmée Fairbairn Suffolk Fund can be downloaded here and the first deadline for applications is Friday 26th July 2013. To access the application form please click on the link below.
All organisations interested in applying to the Esmée Fairbairn Suffolk Fund should contact Julie Rose or Sue Wright at Suffolk Community Foundation on 01473 602602 to discuss their proposed application. If it is agreed that the organisation meets the fund criteria, applicants will then be encouraged to proceed in completing a grant application form.
The Esmée Fairbairn Suffolk Fund is not open to organisations which are currently in receipt of an Esmée Fairbairn Foundation grant and all questions relating to this fund should be referred to the Suffolk Community Foundation and not Esmée Fairbairn directly.