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Home > News > Mid Suffolk's Locality Awards open for 2019 applications

Mid Suffolk's Locality Awards open for 2019 applications

Posted by on 21 June 2019 | Comments

To mark Suffolk Day, applications are now open for Councillors’ Locality Awards in Mid Suffolk, inviting community groups, charities and organisations to apply for funding for 2019.

As a way of celebrating the best Suffolk has to offer, groups can now apply to Mid Suffolk District Councillors for funding under their Locality Award programme, which is now in its third year and welcoming applications.

The programme means that each Mid Suffolk councillor has a £7,350 pot that he or she can use to award to projects or organisations, including community groups and charities, that have a direct impact on Mid Suffolk communities.

Applicants selected for an award must be able to demonstrate that their project, event or group meets one or more of Mid Suffolk’s Strategic Priorities and where relevant should be able to demonstrate its sustainability over the coming years. Applications must be submitted to ward members by 31 December 2019.

Any community groups wishing to apply for a share of the funding can do so by contacting their District Councillor. Details of District Councillors are available on the council website.

Cllr Julie Flatman, Mid Suffolk District Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said: “As councillors we are privileged to meet many people and see the good work they do in our communities, experiencing first-hand just how big an impact they can have. These Awards give us the chance to use that local knowledge to support groups and projects that really make a difference, and any groups who are looking for funding should contact their local councillor to find out how they can benefit from these Awards.”