Decision details

Recommendations from the Grant Working Party - January 2021: Community Chest 2021 to 2022

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet will be asked to consider the recommendations of the Grant Working Party in respect of the levels of funding (if any) to be awarded to applicants to the Community Chest funding scheme for 2021 to 2022 and in some cases, 2022 to 2023.





1.       the allocation of Community Chest funding for 2021 to 2022, as previously approved in 2019 to 2020 as part of two-year funding agreements, be noted, (Report number: CAB/WS/20/007 refers) namely:


a.       Reach Community Projects, Haverhill (separate project to that listed in 2a. below) £10,000


b.       Relate, West Suffolk (separate project to that listed in 2m.below) £5,000


2.       The allocation of Community Chest funding for 2021 to 2022, be approved, namely:


a.       Reach Community Projects, Haverhill   £10,000

b.       West Suffolk Citizens Advice, West Suffolk    £204,000

c.       Friends of Priory School, Bury St Edmunds    £5,304

d.       Haverhill Community Trust, Haverhill   £6,900

e.       Student Life, West Suffolk         £5,000

f.       Greener Growth CIC, West Suffolk      £2,660

g.       Suffolk Accident And Rescue Service (SARS), West Suffolk          £10,000

h.       Risby Village Hall, Risby   £1,340

i.        St John’s Church, Beck Row       £2,000

j.        Alumah CIO, Brandon      £5,880

k.       Bury Women’s Aid, West Suffolk £6,280

l.        Fresh Start New Beginnings, West Suffolk     £10,000

m.      Relate, West Suffolk        £5,000

n.       Suffolk Cruse Bereavement, West Suffolk      £5,738

o.       Suffolk Rape Crisis, West Suffolk         £5,625

p.       Best Before Project, Bury St Edmunds £8,740

q.       Epic Dads CIC, West Suffolk      £14,500

r.       Homestart in Suffolk, West Suffolk      £7,000

s.       Homestart Mid and West Suffolk – Forest School, West Suffolk   £9,510

t.       Sharing Parenting – Family Outreach, West Suffolk £13,000

u.       St Peter’s Church, Brandon       £9,623

v.       Art Branches CIC, West Suffolk £9,600

w.      Headway, West Suffolk    £6,240

x.       Millennium Farm Trust, West Suffolk   £6,480

y.       St Nicholas Hospice Trust, West Suffolk        £13,158

z.       Suffolk Mind, West Suffolk         £5,360

aa.     The Shed, West Row        £1,139

bb.     Bury Drop In, Bury St Edmunds £11,996

cc.     Gatehouse, Bury St Edmunds    £15,000

dd.     Lightwave, Red Lodge and Beck Row   £6,000

ee.     Our Special Friends, West Suffolk        £10,660

ff.      The Voluntary Network, West Suffolk  £12,000

gg.     West Suffolk Vineyard Church, Bury St Edmunds    £6,000



3.       No Community Chest funding be awarded for two years for the reasons outlined in paragraph 3.3 of Report number: CAB/WS/21/010


4.       No Community Chest funding for 2021 to 2022 be awarded to:


a.    Babylon Arts West Suffolk

b.    Bury Cricket Club, Bury St Edmunds

c.    Bury Scout Group, Bury St Edmunds

d.    Haverhill Running Club, Haverhill

e.    Ipswich Town Football Club, Brandon

f.     Kinetic Science, West Suffolk

g.    M&L Arts, West Suffolk

h.   Mildenhall Girl Guides, Mildenhall

i.     Mildenhall Sea Scouts, Mildenhall

j.     Newmarket Swimming Club, Newmarket

k.    St Edmundsbury Sailing and Canoe Club, Lackford Lakes

l.     The Racing Centre, Newmarket

m.  The Suffolk Foundation, West Suffolk

n.   Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds (separate project to 5. below)

o.    Bardwell Allotments, Bardwell

p.    Brandon in Bloom, Brandon

q.    Bury Water Meadows Project, Bury St Edmunds

r.    Pakenham Water Mill, Pakenham

s.    Radio West Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds

t.     SOS Bus, Newmarket

u.   West Suffolk Hive, West Suffolk

v.    All Saints Church, Newmarket

w.   Honington and Sapiston Village Hall

x.    Jiggens Memorial Hall and Playing Field, Ixworth

y.    Ousden Village Hall, Ousden

z.    Stansfield Village Hall, Stansfield

aa.         Homestart Mid and West Suffolk – Home Talk, West Suffolk

bb.        Sharing Parenting – Mental Health Worker, West Suffolk

cc.     Resume Foundation, Newmarket


5.       The current level of £61,250 core funding grant for the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds be continued for 2021 to 2022, as set out in section 4 of Report number: CAB/WS/21/010.


Report author: Davina Howes

Publication date: 11/02/2021

Date of decision: 09/02/2021

Decided at meeting: 09/02/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/02/2021

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