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Community chest fund bids open for west Suffolk organisations

West Suffolk House. Picture: Mark Westley. (2171090)
West Suffolk House. Picture: Mark Westley. (2171090)

Applications to win a share of £300,000 of council funding are now open.

West Suffolk councils’ Community Chest Fund is intended for organisations which help improve the lives of residents and bring members of the community together.

Previous winners of funding include £14,000 to Sharing Parenting, £27,000 donation to the Citizens Advice Bureau and a £30,000 grant to the Lakenheath-based Abundant Life Church for its EPIC Dads project.

Cllr Robin Millar, cabinet member for Families and Communities, said: “Some of the answers to the biggest challenges that we face in society and in life lie in strengthening families and empowering communities.

“They are also a great birthplace of ideas, inspired by people’s own experiences and their passion to help others.

“Community chest is about unlocking these instincts, working with local groups and charities and investing in our families and communities to make life that much better.”

Applications are open until September 28 with councillors deciding which bids are successful in December. For more information go to the west Suffolk website.