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Community Chest grants

The Community Chest funding round for 2020/2021 is now open.

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 £1,000. This funding can be for one off projects or revenue funds for services.

Please find guidance and application documents below. To discuss your application prior to submission please contact

Applications close at noon on Monday 30 September 2019.

Previous Community Chest Grant allocations

Previous Rural Initiatives Grants Scheme (RIGS) grant allocations

Further information

You can see our approach to funding illustrated in our Families and Communities funding approach diagram

For more information read our Families and Communities approach

Other funding sources

Home assistance grants

Funding is available from West Suffolk councils to assist families/residents to make safe, repair and improve their homes and we would like your help to engage with our communities.

We can assist in different ways, through Warmer Homes Healthy People or through the Home Assistance grant (HAG) to  help home owners carry out repairs and improvements to their homes to ensure that they are warm, weather proof or water tight, safe and secure and have reasonably modern kitchen and bathroom facilities.

To find out more, or to see if one of our other grants could help, see our Housing grants page.

Energy grants

For a wide range of grants and other assistance with energy-saving initiatives for businesses and community venues see the Green Suffolk website


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Villagers gathered to see the newly refurbished Bradfield Combust sign unveiled

 After long period of restoration, Cllr Tony Langan unveiled the newly painted Bradfield Combust sign  on Saturday, 3rd August on the Village Green. 

 The sign, which on one side commemorates Arthur Young, the “father “ of modern British agriculture, who lived in Bradfield Hall, and on other, depicts the 13th century  burning of the Lord of the Manor’s house by disgruntled villagers, in protest at the imposition of a tax on the collection of fire wood.

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The moment has come- Vice Chairman of the Council, Cllr T Langan, unveils the new sign

To view the Bury Free Press article, click on the address below:article 



The Bury St Edmunds NHW Area B covers the 10 villages of Bradfield Combust, Stanningfield, Bradfield St Clare, Bradfield St George, Little Whelnetham, Great Whelnetham, Sicklesmere, Rushbrooke, Rougham and Nowton. Crimes in Hawstead, Cockfield and Lawshall though outside of Area B are also reported here.

Bury St Edmunds police reporting area crime stats for the month of June (a total of 542 reported crimes) have just been released; reported crimes in or near any of the villages mentioned above include

Cockfield: 1 x V/S; 1 x OT

Lawshall: 1 x B; 1 x CD/A; 1 x OT

Rougham: 1 x V/S; 3 x ASB; 1 x CD/A

Sicklesmere: 1 x ASB

(ASB = Anti-Social Behaviour; B = Burglary; CD/A = Criminal Damage/Arson; PO = Public Order; T = Theft; V = Vehicle Crime; V/S = Violence or Sexual; W = Weapons Possession; O/T = Other Theft; O = Other; D = Drugs)

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30 June 2019

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