Our role is to help people apply to the main external funding sources: Europe, the Lottery, charitable trusts and the Government.

Funding is determined by a number of factors but mainly: who you are, what you want to do and location.

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Funding for Business, via New Anglia Local Economic Partnership 

External Funding for Not for Profit Organisations

External funding is referred to as non-council funding and typically comes from grant awarding charitable trusts or foundations and the National Lottery. Suffolk County Council’s External Funding Team works with and liaises with Officers from Community Action Suffolk and District / Borough Council Officers. The aim is to support not for profit organisations to shape project proposals to meet the aims and objectives of a particular external fund. This means initial ideas, proposals and submissions are the responsibility of the applying organisation, with SCC officers supporting as a critical friends or mentor to the applicant. This approach ensures ownership and accountability (fit for purpose).

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European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

Providing local support for project development.

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European funding

This page contains information on how to get help to access European funding.

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External Funding Data Services

This page gives information about a free service to help community groups find funding for specific projects.

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LEADER | Funding for rural businesses and organisations

LEADER is a rural development programme that benefits the rural economy by supporting grassroots projects that have a business or community focus.

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New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership - Funding

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Work Inspiration Service

Suffolk County Council is seeking to appoint a delivery partner to deliver the Suffolk Work Inspiration service.

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