Grant funding

Each year Bury St Edmunds Town Council awards grants of money to local groups and non-profit making organisations for projects and activities which directly benefit the people who live in Bury St Edmunds.

Grant funding is available for one-off funding which can be used to:

  • Help start a new group
  • Help fund a specific project or initiative
  • Help with the purchase of equipment (or similar)
  • Help develop skills.

The Grant Funding policy including the application form which must be completed can be download here.

Councillors also have Locality Budgets which enable them to give financial support to groups and organisations for projects in their particular Ward.  Click here to find out who to contact in your Ward.

In the last three financial years grants have been awarded to:

NAME OF ORGANISATION

PURPOSE

AMOUNT OF AWARD

My WiSH charity Costs of the Chinese New Year Celebration 2017 fundraising event £1500
Breathe Easy Costs of hiring Southgate Community Centre for monthly meetings £250
Bury St Edmunds Chess Congress To cover prizes in the minor section of the annual chess event in Bury St Edmunds £370
Abbeycroft Leisure/St Edmundsbury Borough Council Green gym for Moreton Hall to complement the recently opened 5k ‘Run/Walk Route’  £24,000
6th Bury St Edmunds (St Mary's) Scouts Cost of roof repairs and provision of a perimeter fence for the area used by the group at Hardwick Heath  £7,171
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Associate Artists Programme 2017 (£10,500) & Children's Festival 2017 (£15,500  £26,000
Bring Out Your Dead Productions

Towards the production of an original piece of drama to be presented at Moyse's Hall Museum between 27th and 29th October 2016

£1,000
St Edmundsbury Borough Council/OurBuryStEdmunds Towards the costs of the 2016 St Edmund's Day celebratory dinner and to enable representatives from organisations who play a part in the wellbeing of Bury St Edmunds to be invited to attend £1,500
Destination Management Organisation (DMO) group Towards the cost of production of two videos to promote tourism in the Town £1,500
Suffolk Accident Rescue Service Towards running costs including replacement equipment and drugs for SARS Responders who cover the Bury St Edmunds area £500
OurBuryStEdmunds Towards the provision of an ice rink in the Town for the Christmas period £10,000
Bury St Edmunds Fairtrade Partnership Information leaflets to support re-accreditation of Fairtrade Town status with the Fairtrade Foundation  £230
St Edmundsbury Borough Council Programme of children’s summer activities in Nowton Park  £10,000
Bury Town Football Club Purchase new perimeter fencing £3,729
Southgate Community Partnership Purchase of 150 chairs £2,520
Bury St Edmunds Sea Cadets Purchase a sailing dinghy and road trailer £2,500
Bury St Edmunds District Deaf Association New rear entrance door to enable disabled access to the building £1,000
Spinning Wheel Theatre Summer School Project £1,000
St Edmundsbury Cathedral Improve Access to the Quire by installing hand rails £2,130
OurBuryStEdmunds (BID BSE) Towards the cost of the temporary ice rink in Charter Square £3,000
Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club Replace pitch safety barriers and perimeter fencing £4,188
The Guildhall Project Heritage Centre project £10,000
Saxongate Community Association To install two new lighting columns and one feeder pillar along the section of footpath known as 'the Butts' between Rockingham Road and Cullum Road £2,270
Catch 22, Suffolk Positive Futures To provide open acces to sports sessions for young people of Bury St Edmunds  £950
The Southgate Area Association Towards 20mph stickers for wheelie bins in the 20 mph zone £100

Not the Wenesday Group

Towards a pamper day and meal for members £250
The Bury St Edmunds Society To erect a plaque to the Zeppelin attacks on Bury St Edmunds in 1915-1916

£150

Suffolk West Citizens Advice Bureau Upgrade PCs to Windows 7, purchase licences and memory upgrades

£1,138

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

LiberTeas event (part of the national celebrations to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta)

£500

Priors Estate Action Group

Priors Estate playground refurbishment and improvement project

£10,000

St Edmundsbury Borough Council/Abbeycroft Leisure

Events in connection with the Women’s Cycle Tour in Bury St Edmunds on 16 and 17 June 2015

£2,500

OurBurystedmunds

St Edmund ‘Wolf Trail’

£5,000

Multicultural Women's Group

Advertising costs, projector & portable screen, flip charts, filing cabinet, amplifier, memory sticks, costs for guest speakers

£638

Phoenix Rising 2031

Two laptops

£250

Bury St Edmunds Samaritans

Installing a lift in new premises

£7,500

Smith’s Row

‘Flowerheads' public planting project in the Abbey Gardens for Summer 2015

£1,500

Bury St Edmunds Magna Carta 800 Committee

Magna Carta commemorative pyramid of reclaimed Abbey stone set upon a stone plinth with appropriate inscription for siting in the Abbey Gardens

£2,000

Avenues Group

Fortnightly leisure club for disabled

£858.25

Bury St Edmunds Women's Aid Centre

One year pilot project to provide individual therapy sessions for child victims

£2,000

St Johns Ambulance

Adult Airway Management Torso

£600

The Athenaeum Club

Towards the repair and cleaning of the telescope in the observatory at the Athenaeum and the possible installation of a camera to enable the images to be viewed in the lower rooms

£250

Memorial Garden Fund

Create a garden area within Abbey Gardens as fitting venue for Holocaust Memorial Day service

£250

British Red Cross

Bariatric wheelchair

£250

Bury St Edmunds Magna Carta 800 celebrations

A specific project or element, preferably education, or a permanent commemoration of the event in the name of the Town Council

£5,000

Royal British Legion

Glen Morrison Pipe Band for Remembrance Day Parade

£120

Bury In Bloom

Six basket trees in Abbeygate Street

£3,900 annually